The Racer's Edge Episode 24 - Alastair Caldwell: McLaren - the early years

Published on Aug 8, 2013
In this episode of The Racer's Edge we're delighted to welcome to the studio Alastair Caldwell, one of the most talented, practical and competitive racers ever to walk an F1 pit lane. Alastair talks about his early days in NZ (including the untimely death of his brother, Bill); his first job at McLaren Racing; the adventures prior to his first Grand Prix (Monza, 1967); Bruce's first win with his own car (Spa, 1968); Bruce's fatal accident at Goodwood; and about some of the major behind-the-scenes incidents of 1976, including tyre "modifications" and the fuel drama at Monza. Alastair also talks about his respect for Adrian Newey and about his passion in recent years - classic car rallies. Maintaining the McLaren theme, we also talk to the winner of last Sunday's Mid-Ohio IndyCar race, Charlie Kimball. Charlie's father, Gordon, was a leading design engineer at McLaren before switching to other teams and ultimately setting up his own company.
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