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McLaren announces new Top Trumps

The McLaren MP4-30, yesterday
The McLaren MP4-30, yesterday

McLaren has announced a new version of popular card game Top Trumps, based around its never-popular MP4-30 racing car.

In a twist on the normal game, all the cards are the MP4-30, but at various points in its turgid and unsuccessful life. As with normal Top Trumps, players must then pick from a category such as ‘number of replacement engines’, ‘lap on which it retired’ or ‘number of collisions with own team mate’.

In another unusual twist on the Top Trumps format, the object of the exercise is to get out of the game as quickly as possible, and long before anyone else who is playing.

The first person to do so must then give a depressing interview in which they attempt to put a brave face on their successful failure whilst secretly planning the day when they deliberately walk dog shit into Ron Dennis’s office.