How McLaren lost out at Monza

How McLaren lost out at Monza

It was a very close race between Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso at Monza, but in the end it was the Ferrari driver who emerged on top. Adam Cooper takes a closer look at how the race unfolded

One of the more intriguing stories of the Italian GP weekend was the decision by the two McLaren drivers to go completely different ways on set-up from Saturday onwards. The unique demands of Monza, made more complex this year by the presence of the F-duct on the leading cars, led to this highly unusual situation.

Jenson Button's high downforce F-duct package had the upper hand in qualifying, but sadly we never got to find out how Lewis Hamilton's ultra low drag car would have performed in the race, for he was out of it within the first lap.

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