How Button turned Saturday's silver into Sunday's gold

How Button turned Saturday's silver into Sunday's gold

Qualifying is more important than ever, as McLaren proved after sweeping the front row in Melbourne and converting that into an emphatic victory on Sunday. Adam Cooper explains why, with help from the team's tech chief Paddy Lowe

Australia could hardly have gone any better for McLaren, and while the loss of Lewis Hamilton's second place due to sheer bad luck was a little frustrating, the big picture was very positive.

Of course, everyone knows that the Red Bulls are not going to qualify on the third row at every race this year but, equally, it's evident that McLaren has sufficient pace to be a real contender for pole, and that other cars have the potential to join in the fun.

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