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OCT 21st 2020

Ethan Jupp

Meet Senna’s McLaren mechanic

Nothing we can say about the driving of some of the all-time great F1 drivers hasn’t already been said before, but what about the man behind the car? In the case of the likes of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost during the seminal 1988 Formula 1 season, that would be a Mr Neil Trundle. He was chief mechanic for Ayrton at the time and the caretaker for McLaren’s golden child, the MP4-4. What’s more, the now widespread concept of a carbon composite chassis traces back to a lead he chased.

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