ROUND 4, BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX FOR THE RECORD Jenson Button’s hopes of
victory in China last weekend were wrecked by a slow stop and it was team mate Lewis Hamilton’s turn on Sunday with two agonising delays. The 2008 champion, who
also lost time in Malaysia in the pits, ended the race in eighth place and lost the lead in the overall standings to Red Bull’s winner and world champion Sebastian Vettel. McLaren were also overtaken in the constructors’ standings by Red Bull.
McLaren team principal
Martin Whitmarsh told reporters that the same left rear wheelgun man was involved in both incidents, was distraught about it and had been relieved of his duties during the race. Whitmarsh also said he had
been to speak to him afterwards to tell him not to be too hard on himself. “These are guys who don’t
get paid extra for doing it, they put themselves in the firing line, they put themselves under an enormous amount of pressure,” he said. “So naturally I am very protective of them, they deserve my protection.”