In the previous piece we wondered if Hamilton glancing the wall on the final flying lap in qualifying might come into play in the race. So far there is no word from Mclaren but one has got to think there is a good chance it might have had an effect on the Mclaren gearbox.
Hard to say without knowing the precise timing of events but you'd the team would have told Hamilton to abort his lap as he had pole in the bag (by a mile). On Sunday, someone decided to gamble and not incur a 5 spot penalty for swapping the gearbox, Mclaren easily had the speed but reliability will win this championship.
Another notable failure was Schumacher's. Mental or mechanical? Schumacher said the latter * but the "What the hell was that?" radio transmission from Ross said "senior moment"....
*Schumacher has since fessed up and was handed a 10 spot penalty for Suzuka.