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McLaren expects tyre struggles at Canada

As at Monaco a fortnight ago, this afternoon’s qualifying session was a tale of contrasting fortunes for McLaren. Jenson Button managed 9th while an unlucky Kevin Magnussen didn't get through to Q3 and qualified 12th. After an unpromising FP3 session, the team made further set-up changes to fine-tune the balance for qualifying. The improvements worked, and both drivers looked set to qualify inside the top 10. Jenson chipped away at his laptime in all three qualifying sessions – his final time in Q3 looked strong enough for eighth, but he was knocked back to ninth by a driver setting a time just two hundredths of a second faster. It was something of a mixed blessing, though, as Jenson...
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