Inside McLaren's Silverstone woes

Inside McLaren's Silverstone woes

The home crowd hoped to see McLaren and its British duo in the hunt at Silverstone, but it proved to be one of the team's toughest races of 2012. Adam Cooper investigated the reasons why

McLaren went into the British Grand Prix weekend with high hopes of a victory at a track whose fast sweeping curves should have suited the silver cars, Lewis Hamilton having been very fast at Barcelona in May.

And yet at the end of a gruelling afternoon, Hamilton crossed the line in eighth place, while his team-mate Jenson Button was 10th. And it might have looked even worse had other drivers not had problems.

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