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Hulkenberg MGU-K failure in China sparked by software glitch

Nico Hulkenberg's retirement from the Chinese Grand Prix was due to an MGU-K failure according to Renault, although the breakdown was rooted in a software glitch rather than in a hardware issue. Renault customer McLaren suffered an MGU-K failure on Carlos Sainz' car in Melbourne which prompted the manufacturer to produce a new-spec element that was fitted to the Spaniard's power unit in Bahrain. However, the original-spec MGU-K remained on Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo's units at Sakhir, and it failed simultaneously on both cars in the closing stages of the race! Team Talk - Sunday in Shanghai All Renault engines ran with the revised MGU-K element in China, but team boss Cyril Abiteboul...
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