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When Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Details McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, UK 5th November 2008 Lewis Hamilton, McLaren MP4-23 Mercedes arrive at the factory to greet his team. World Copyright: Lorenzo Bellanca/LAT Photographic ref: Digital Image _64I3022
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Homecoming hero

It’s a moment for all the backroom staff to savour: a souvenir for their photo albums - or a yarn to tell the grandchildren in years to come… After clinching McLaren’s first drivers’ championship for nine years, to thank the McLaren personnel (over 1000 of them) who made it happen. Having completed a lap around the lake at the McLaren Technology Centre, Lewis parks his MP4-23 in the building where it was conceived, built and then assembled. The team, proudly wearing their ‘victory rocket red’ shirts, cheer and take pictures. It’s a day they’ll remember forever.