2015 Austrian Grand Prix proved to be unlucky for McLaren Honda. At the start Fernando Alonso collided with Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen. Which led Alonso to retire. Later after 7th lap Jenson Button got retired due to electrical fault.
After retiring, Jenson said, “Nothing was broken on my car, but something was wrong – and the switch-changes didn’t make any difference. So the team took the decision to retire the car – we’d fitted a brand new engine this weekend, and we didn’t want to unnecessarily damage it, so we decided to stop.”
Crashing with Ferrari’s Kimi, Alonso said, “I got a good start, and made up a lot of places into Turn One and Turn Two. Kimi ahead of me had started on the Prime tyre, and he exited Turn Two with a lot of wheelspin – I went to overtake him and he lost the car to the left, and that’s exactly where I was – so we both went into the wall. Luckily, we’re both fine. It was a strange incident, because he lost the car in fifth gear, so it must have been very low grip.”