Inside McLaren's Chinese GP one-two

Inside McLaren's Chinese GP one-two

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton took totally different strategic approaches to the Shanghai weather, and drove with their usual totally different styles, yet ended up 1-2. Martin Whitmarsh told Adam Cooper how McLaren did it

Last year Jenson Button won six of the first seven races, while this season he's won two of the first four. Without a doubt the latter achievement is the more impressive, given the circumstances.

Not only is the Red Bull a clearly quicker car – certainly in qualifying trim – but Button has silenced the critics who thought he would sink without a trace when he joined Lewis Hamilton at McLaren. Instead he's won two rain-affected races in superb style, and done better in qualifying than anyone expected.

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