Too slow for anyone else, too fast for the Manors: McLarens in a league of their own.
After a poor Qualifying session, both drivers, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso went to the race with a negative and troubled mindset, expecting not much of a good race.
Jenson Button had a very good start jumping all the way into the top 10, while Fernando Alonso hovered around the 14th-15th place.
One by one, every one of the drivers behind Button, overtook the world champion as he hopelessly tried to have some fun, desperately trying to maintain his position. Honda’s claims of having a more powerful engine compared to Renault, seemed a bit over the top, after the Toro Rosso’s found it very comfortable to overtake the McLarens.
Two world champions, struck behind the back, were running the race in a hope of just seeing the chequered flag. They were slower than the Saubers as well and showed hardly signs of competitiveness.
Apparently, they were too slow for anyone else, but too fast for the Manors. Both Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso were racing no one but each other, until the closing few laps, where Alonso’s car broke down and he had to retire.
Just a horrible day for the second most successful team in the history of the sport.