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Published on July 10th, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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Jenson Button out of the 2011 British Grand Prix

Jenson Button has been forced to retire from the 2011 British Grand Prix at Silverstone after a failed pit stop.

Although running well, a rushed pit stop allowed him to leave the pit before the front right wheel to be secured properly.

As he left the McLaren garage, the wheel nut rolled across the pit, and Jenson quickly realised the wheel was coming off, and stopped before the end of the pit lane.

Understandably, he’s so far refused to comment.


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  • Brian Johnson

    Button must be furious. McLaren are doing some really dumb things and not helping their drivers very much. Knowing Hamilton would be flat out for 100% of the race why did they not put enough fuel in? SO he would have been a fraction slower at the start but really someone in the strategy department needs the sack.
    Bad luck Jensen – you were doing so well you must be gutted.

    Wake up McLaren and give your drivers the support they deserve.

    • Seán Ward

      Very well said – they’re not thinking things through properly at the moment, although they’re probably distracted with all the exhaust gas arguments going on at the moment!

      Shame about Jenson, but it looked like a simple misunderstanding – very silly.

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