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Hamilton: 'Too many bad races'

2012-09-26 08:36

LONDON, England - McLaren driver Jenson Button wants a swift resolution to his team's mechanical problems to avoid a failed Formula 1 2012 season.

The British team has only brought one of its two cars home at the end of the most recent three races, Belgium, Italy and Singapore.
 
Button had to retire with a fuel problem while running second in Italy, in Singapore team mate Lewis Hamilton went out with a broken gear box despite a comfortable lead.

CONSTRUCTORS' TITLE ON LINE

McLaren is 38 points behind Red Bull.

Button said: "It is affecting us in the Constructors' title. It's such a shame because the team in every other area is doing such a good job. Two failures in two races is not what McLaren is about. We have to solve these issues.

"The pace of the car is there - we know we are throwing away a lot of points - 43 in the last two races - so yes, it is pretty tough."

Hamilton and Button are 52 and 75 points behind title leader Fernando Alonso with six races remaining.

Hamilton said: "We've had far too many bad races this year, and that's probably why we're in this position."

AFP