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GP Week : Issue 222
the murmurs of discontent are beginning to become grumbles of disdain at McLaren. It wasn't the double retirement so much that ruffled the feathers of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button but the fact they were so abysmally uncompetitive. The Canadian Grand Prix was McLaren's worst since the opening race in Australia where, had it started, Manor would have given it a serious fight. Slowest in every one of the speed traps in the race, whatever upgrades Honda brought to Montreal clearly failed to deliver. It's been the rather depressing trend so far this season as the team enthusiastically talks up each weekend only to skulk off home having taken two steps backwards for every one step for ward. No doubt there is progress being made, but Canada ser ved only to highlight the distance it still has to go before it's anything like competitive. It's a fact beginning to weight on its drivers minds as cracks begin to appear in the perfect PR performance they've delivered thus far. Button dropped the ball in Spain of course, where he claimed he was scared for the first half of the race. Worryingly that was a chassis problem, suggesting there is far more below the surface than a sub-par engine. Officially, both retired from the grand prix with exhaust issues. It seems the modern day 'electrical' issue (like when a piston finds its way through the loom), but since McLaren Applied Electronics makes the electronics it must definitely be the exhaust. 28 GPWEEK.com // 28 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> CANADA PARTNERS: mclaren duo exhausted