Button fails to start Bahrain GP, live tweets the race instead

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Jenson Button’s rotten luck in Bahrain this weekend failed to subside for the race on Sunday as yet another electrical problem on his McLaren car prevented him from starting the race.

The 2009 world champion was sidelined in FP1, FP2 and qualifying due to a recurring issue on his Honda-powered MP4-30, leaving him 20th and last on the grid.

However, he failed to even make it that far despite the McLaren team working overnight to repair his car and get it ready to race.

Without much else to do, Button decided to live tweet the race, giving some interesting insights into the race that was developing.

The day did end on a high note for McLaren, though, as Fernando Alonso finished 11th following a good fight through the field, matching the team’s best result of the year from Australia.

With a power boost on the cards from Honda for the Spanish Grand Prix, this may be the last race this year that Button is forced to live tweet instead of racing in.