Mechanical issue rules Button out of Bahrain GP

Jenson Button

Jenson Button

Jenson Button has been ruled out of the Bahrain Grand Prix after his McLaren Honda team were unable to repair a mechanical issue in time for the race.

The 2009 world champion’s weekend at the Sakhir circuit has been plagued by car problems which began with his MP4-30 coming to halt in both Friday practice sessions.

An ERS failure struck early in qualifying on Saturday leaving Button unable to post a time.

The Woking based team had worked through the night to repair the car before confirming shortly before the start of Sunday’s race that a reoccurrence of the issue forced Button out of the race.

“Sadly we are not able to ready Jenson’s car. During fire-up, data indicated an issue originating from his earlier electrical problems,” read a statement on McLaren’s official Twitter account.

Button’s demise is the second time a McLaren Honda has failed to make the start of a race this year after Kevin Magnussen suffered a car failure in the build up to the Australian Grand Prix.

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