x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Are McLaren right to opt for consistency over winning at all costs?

Team officials say they pushed Lewis Hamilton "too hard" in last year's title race.

The McLaren chief operating officer Martin Whitmarsh says the team pushed Lewis Hamilton "too hard" in last year's championship race, which resulted in him throwing away a 17-point lead in the final two races to finish runner-up to the Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen. McLaren's changed approach was evident in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix when Hamilton banked the six points on offer for finishing third, rather than try to challenge Williams' Nico Rosberg for second place, despite lapping considerably quicker. Will McLaren's new strategy of securing a points finish instead of trying to win races pay off? Will Hamilton become the sport's youngest ever world champion adopting these tactics? Have your say now!