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.