FIA: McLaren did not miss Japan tyre deadline

McLaren’s ultra-conservative choice of rubber left it on the back foot at Suzuka, with Fernando Alonso unable to run on the supersoft tyre prior to qualifying. The left-field choice prompted rumours McLaren had been forced to take Pirelli’s default selection because it had missed the 14-week deadline to nominate its own selection with the FIA. McLaren strongly denied the claims, but it ... ... Keep reading