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Tumultuous times

Nationality: UK/German
Engine: Mercedes V8
Tyres: Bridgestone
Team principal: Ron Dennis
F1 history: 1966-
2007 position: Disqualified from constructors' championship
Drivers' titles: 11
Constructors' titles: 8

McLaren have done an impressive job of handling the fall-out from last season's spy scandal and continue to be Ferrari's only real rival for success.

The scrutiny under which McLaren found themselves might have derailed lesser teams, but they passed the test of character with flying colours.

McLaren produced a race-winning car despite knowing they were being watched in case it shared any Ferrari know-how.

And Lewis Hamilton is a team leader who is set to become an F1 great.

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