McLaren serviced Jenson Button’s car in a record-breaking 2.31 seconds to help him move ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
McLaren expected Fernando Alonso’s lap times to suffer at the end of the race – but it was Jenson Button’s that did.
Delays due to damage was the story of the day for many drivers, particularly those trying to make progress from starting near the back.
Fernando Alonso avoided using soft tyres until the end of the race in the hope that rain would arrive. It didn’t – and the gamble failed.
McLaren were the quickest team in the pits for the second race in a row.
Romain Grosjean took an impressive sixth – only seven seconds behind his team mate – despite pitting on lap two. But did Lotus punch beneath their weight again?
As Sam Michael forecast, McLaren did do the quickest pit stops in Valencia. Unfortunately for Lewis Hamilton, they also did one of the slowest.
Three of the top four finishers in the European Grand Prix started outside of the top ten – here’s how they did it.
Sebastian Vettel retired while leading the European Grand Prix but his pace in the opening laps of the race may have his rivals worried.
The Canadian Grand Prix race and lap charts reveal Romain Grosjean’s slow start cost him a shot at victory in Canada.