British F1 Grand Prix – McLaren Qualification Problems

by Punter's Hero on July 10, 2010

in F1

High hope of McLaren smashing the Red Bull qualification stranglehold, were dashed with problems with new upgrades. McLaren had high hopes that the new upgrade’s which included a new blown diffuser would improve their cars performance so that could at last challenge Red Bull for pole. IT seems though that there are at least a few problems.

“The car was undriveable,” Button told the BBC Sport. “I think there’s something wrong with the car.

Hamilton added: “Our car is very difficult to drive this weekend. It’s very difficult to put a lap together.”

Button only managed to qualify a very disappointing 17th and was clearly not happy.

“I am very disappointed,” said Button, who starts in his lowest grid position since qualifying 17th at a rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix.

“I wanted to have a good day here in front of the home crowd so it’s frustrating to be so far back.

“This morning the car felt good. We didn’t actually change anything going into qualifying because I was happy with the balance.

“But going into qualifying I had very low rear grip and it felt like I had less downforce. I don’t know why as we haven’t had a look at the car yet.

“It’s very sad as I felt confident this morning and happy with the car. This weekend has been tricky but something felt wrong.”

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