to quote JA:
There is a confidence about McLaren this year, combined with a calmness, which frankly wasn’t there when Ron Dennis was running the team, as he set people on edge.
Ron Dennis has obviously done an incredible amount at McLaren, a lot of the modern McLaren is made in his image. However, it seems even Ron Dennis realises, he should have left earlier. Recently on BBC he admitted, he should have ‘retired’ a long time ago.
Is this a new era for McLaren, is this new McLaren more faithful to the original Bruce McLaren character and feel about the team?
Personally, I really like it. This ‘new’ team spirit is fantastic and kind of allows me to support them 100% now. I never liked the way Ron Dennis controlled everything, it was far to tight, and when things are to tight, they often crack. 2007 seems to be a case in point.