McLaren back in contention, but Red Bull still the favourites
In a new feature for 2011, AUTOSPORT's Grand Prix editor Mark Hughes analyses the field after Friday's two practice sessions to give us a clearer picture of the weekend ahead. In Australia McLaren appears to have turned its early-season chances around as Red Bull marches on
"Really?" said Jenson Button yesterday, quizzical eyebrow raised, when someone said Martin Whitmarsh had predicted that the new conventional-exhaust/revised-underbody combination fitted for Melbourne would find the McLaren 1s per lap.
"I didn't know he'd said that. I'm impressed with his optimistic spirit and I would love that to be true. Let's see." He sounded unconvinced.
To continue reading this feature...
from just $1.50 per week
- Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
- Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
- Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database
Read this feature right now for just