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Spanish F1 GP: Lewis Hamilton Relegated as McLaren Incompetence Bites Hard

If you didn’t know better, you would get the impression that McLaren don’t like Lewis Hamilton and are doing their best to sabotage his 2012 challenge for the Formula 1 championship. In the latest in a long line of botched efforts, McLaren have conspired to see Hamilton stripped of an outstanding pole position drive and relegated to start at the rear of the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton was forced to stop on track after the final qualifying session to ensure that he had the minimum one litre of fuel available for testing. The problem is that the cars are required to return to the pits under their own power. McLaren realised that he was going to have to choose which rule he was going to fall foul of. The team’s ...

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