How McLaren pushed Red Bull in Turkey

How McLaren pushed Red Bull in Turkey

The controversy of the crash between Red Bull's team-mates, together with the McLaren radio communications issues have overshadowed the fact that the British squad is now right in its rival's tail. Adam Cooper looks at the situation

Amid all the fuss that followed the Sebastian Vettel/Mark Webber collision in Turkey it was easy to overlook the fact that not only did McLaren score a priceless one-two, the team was also in large part responsible for pushing its rival into a mistake.

Had the McLarens not demonstrated the race pace that they did, the Red Bulls would have been able to take it that much easier, and the issue of fuel saving might not have become critical. And had Lewis Hamilton not been right there, keeping a close watch on Vettel's gearbox, then the German (and RBR) would perhaps have been less concerned with getting him in front of his team-mate.

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