McLaren's twin achievements at Indian GP

Updated: 31 October 2012 13:33 IST

To change a steering wheel in seconds when Lewis Hamiltonn has not even stopped completely deserves every bit of accolade. That is exactly what McLaren team achieved during the Indian Grand Prix.

Greater Noida:

McLaren may have come away from Sunday's Indian Grand Prix without a podium finish but the team did pull off a couple of noteworthy achievements: a steering-wheel change in just over three seconds and a record-equaling 55 straight Formula One races in the points.

Lewis Hamilton was forced to switch steering wheels when his downshift paddle failed. Coming into his pit box, Hamilton was able to wrench off the steering wheel and take the new one from a mechanic before his car had even fully come to a stop, then slotted it into place and drove away.

It was the first time Hamilton had ever done this in a race, saying: "the guys did it fantastically quickly, under immense pressure, so I want to say well done to them all."

Topics : Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix McLaren Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
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