Lewis, Jenson radio error aired

It has been revealed that Lewis Hamilton was told by McLaren that team-mate Jenson Button would not try to pass him in the Turkish GP just over a week ago – shortly before his fellow Briton did just that.

While the coming-together of Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber stole the headlines in Turkey, the wheel-to-wheel duel between Hamilton and Button in the closing stages of the race could just as easily have ended in tears.

Both drivers had been instructed by the team to save fuel. But it has since emerged that while Lewis was given a target lap time – one that the 25-year-old later said was ‘definitely a bit too slow’ – Jenson was not, which might have been the catalyst for the ‘miscommunication’ that led to the pair briefly flirting with disaster.

In a video posted on the official F1 website, Lewis can be heard telling his team over his pit-to-car radio that ‘Jenson is closing in on me… if I back off is Jenson going to pass me or not?’. To which he was told in no uncertain terms by his race engineer Andy Latham: ‘No, Lewis, no.’

“It was tricky in those closing laps, because we knew we were pretty marginal on fuel, but the team lets us race and that’s exactly what we did,” explained Button.

Relations between the McLaren boys appeared a little strained in the immediate aftermath of the race and up on the podium, with Lewis overheard asking Jenson what the move had all been about. Both have since summed it up as a simple racing incident.

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i thought it was just a bit of playboy old fashioned racing

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I think the team is playing it unfair on Ham.
How come Ham always lose out on the ‘team decisions’?!

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F1 used to be the premier racing series, but with refuelling out its follow-the leader every race, hardly any overtaking. With the technology these days there should be no need to conserve fuel.
Another case of Bernie E ruining a very good sport.

Mclaren to win, and I think if Jb holds his nerve he will be champion again

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Reply to #27 and #23. Look at it over the season. Didn’t Lewis complain to the team, who decision was it to bring me in for tyres, that was a terrible idea or words to that effect. Lewis alienates himself from the team. Now look at Jenson. Some Mechanic left in the radiator blanket in Monaco and his engine blew as a result. Jenson said to the media, we left in a blanket in the radiator causing the failure of the car. (Again not exact words, but word to that effect) Jenson took part of the responsibility by saying we, and made it a team failure and not just some poor guy who made a mistake. Jenson text the Mechanic that afternoon to console him. Would Lewis do this? From his record he probable would have named the mechanic and got him fired. If I were a part of Mclaren I know whom I’d back!!!

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Reply to #29, you most be joking are we watching the same F1 season, when it was obvious that a disingenous decion to bring lewis in caused a points and another seemingly ‘error’ would have caused him more points during the turkey grand prix. it is clear that there are attmpts to favour JB in Maclaren and when it comes to it they are all battling to be champions so why favourism

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be interesting to see what turns up this weekend,
Lewis is on soft RB on hards,
10-15 laps Lewis will be in to change over to hards, now can Lewis look after his tires till the end as im sure Jenson will, but he might not get a chance to nail the RBs before the end even if they put a second set of hards on before finishing on softs.
im a McLaren supporter but i admire Alonso’s effort to be up there.
also we have another chance to see Webber and Vettel in action from 2nd and 3rd will it be all on again?
love Formula 1.

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How about a new topic? Epic race in 40 min!

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Yeh!!!! McLaren!!! 1-2!! Punch in Ferrari’s and Red Bull’s face!!!

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Fantastic another English 1 and 2 yet again but this time they cannot be accused of smash and grab. Word about turkey race, I told u all Hamilton was almost stitched up by his so called race engineer.

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Reply to #30. I’m talking about Hamilton’s reputation in formula one to date. When Hamilton and another guy where lying to the stewards, (Oz 2009) who got fired, It wasn’t Hamilton…

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reply to #17 yeah dude thats true

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