Great share, thanks! I almost feel as-if I could've penned that blog submission, as so much of it coincides w/ how I go about things...
With regards to Formula One notoriety & prowess, I believe McLaren can only move up in their stature in terms of road-going cars (albeit, high-performance exotics & supercars). The F1-GP circus/juggernaut helps greatly w/ penetrance into emerging & developing markets. A generation or so ago (in terms of vehicle platforms), places like China, India, Russia, Gulf Mideast, etc w/ their newly upward moving/expanding societal elite would only know of Ferrari & to a lesser degree Lamborghini. Whereas now, I've noted a developing fondness for McLaren & its forthcoming offerings from my travels & such.
Obviously, the U.S./North-America & U.K./Western-Europe will be the backbone of McLaren sales, but niche markets here-&-there along w/ developing countries who are inking the history-book for the 21st century will surely enhance Woking's coffers & order-ledgers.
It's a good-time to be a fan of high-performance mid/rear engine exotic sportcars, w/ such offerings as Audi R8 V8/V10, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari 458 Italia, and even Porsche 911 GT2/GT3 RS. Along w/ Aston Martin, Lotus, Maserati and M.B. (SLS) fun, good times for us enthusiasts!