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McLaren's misery: Blunders damage F1 hopes

McLaren's misery: Blunders damage F1 hopes

A weekend of blunders at the British Grand Prix has left McLaren bosses red-faced, with their hopes of catching Red Bull in the Formula One championship all but gone.
The mishaps began on Saturday when Lewis Hamilton qualified in 10th after being given the wrong tires in qualifying and pessimistic team principal Martin Whitmarsh publicly acknowledged that their car is just not fast enough.
While Hamilton defied that gloomy forecast to weave his way through the field up to a podium position at one stage, a fuel shortage forced him to slow down and finish in fourth.
Jenson Button fared even worse, with a botched pit-stop leading to his retirement 12 laps from the end.


Updated : 2021-03-02 16:06 GMT+08:00