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Button Breakdown Cause Revealed

Posted by Euan on May 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix saw the previous championship leader Jenson Button having to retire on the first lap due to a ‘cooked’ engine. It has now been revealed that this breakdown was caused by the actions, or lack of action by a member of McLaren’s mechanic team. The at-fault mechanic forgot to remove a cooling bung from the sidepod of Jenson Button’s car. Team Boss Martin Whitmarsh has confirmed that the mechanic will keep his job, but was “devastated” by his error. It is also reported that Button was angry at first but has now forgiven the absent-minded mechanic over the incident.

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One Response to “Button Breakdown Cause Revealed”

  1. James
    May 17th, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    You have to feel for the mechanic who left the bung in, he must be feeling awful. Probably cost Jenson the lead in the championship!

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