APRIL 30, 2012
McLaren shining brightly
McLaren has scooped a prestigious Edison Award - named after Thomas Edison, inventor of, among other things, incandescent electric light.
McLaren took the silver award, behind the VW Group of America, for improving carbon efficiency.
"I'm delighted that our ongoing efforts to manage and improve our carbon efficiency have been recognised by the Edison Awards judging panel," said team principal Martin Whitmarsh. "This is a fantastic achievement for the whole team.
"The nominees' list at last night's ceremony in New York read like a Who's Who of the great and good in the world of inspirational technical innovation, and I'm immensely proud that our team has been recognised on that list."
McLaren became the first carbon-neutral F1 team last year.