Button already on back foot at Suzuka due to grid penalty
2 October, 2012
Writing in the Daily Mail, journalist Simon Cass said that the British team has had to change the 2009 world champion’s damaged gearbox.
The report said that the problem identified was the same as the one that caused teammate Lewis Hamilton to retire from the lead in Singapore.
Button’s bad news comes mere days after the 32-year-old called on McLaren to improve the reliability of its MP4-27 car, after two mechanical retirements in as many races.
“It is such a shame because the team in every other area [is] doing such a good job,” he told Press Association Sport.
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