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Radio error prompted tussle

FORMULA ONE: McLaren have admitted that a breakdown in radio communication led to team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button tussling for the lead in the Turkish Grand Prix.

Hamilton led home a one-two but was upset that Button had passed him on lap 50 after their Red Bull rivals had collided.

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: “Chief engineer Phil Prew told Lewis that Jenson would not overtake. It was an instinctive response but that opinion was clearly wrong.”