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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team – a summary of their first incredible first season. October 24, 2007

Posted by FugareF1 in Monaco GP 2007, Uncategorized.
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 CLICK HERE For Photo of Alonso, Hamilton and Massa at St Devote, Monaco GP first corner
2007’s Brazilian Grand Prix marked the finale of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes partnership’s first season. The partnership was introduced in spectacular style at the team’s launch in Valencia on the 15th January 2007 and since then has been very successful.

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has won eight races this season, with wins for Fernando Alonso at the Monaco Grand Prix, Malaysia, Italy and the European Grand Prix and a first Grand Prix win for Lewis Hamilton in Canada with subsequent wins at the US Grand Prix, Hungary and Japan. Some would argue there would have been a win for Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix also if team orders hadn’t prevented him from competing with Alonso. But with Monaco’s lack of overtaking opportunities this may never have been on the cards – let us know what you think, would Lewis Hamilton have been able to overtake Fernando Alonso at the Monaco GP?

OK so onto the numbers…

50% of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ eight wins have been one-two victories and the drivers have accumulated eight pole positions between them with 5,340 racing kilometres between them in the 2007 season, 2,410kms of which have been whilst leading a race. During their podium celebrations there have been 24 champagne corks popped.

Between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso they have used six chassis, achieved five fastest laps and scored 218 points (more than any other combination of drivers) in the 2007 Formula 1 World Championship.

Let us know what you think – post a comment.

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