After inspecting the control unit from Mark Webber's car, McLarn found that a fault in the unit's software had spoiled the Australian's preparations for the start. They have already apologized to the Red Bull team for this, but Christian Horner, the head of the Red Bull Racing team, claims that they still haven't solved all the problems, but they will work with McLaren technicians to try to solve all the problems. “I haven’t talked about mistakes with other teams yet,” Horner said. "It's a complicated program, but unfortunately we bought this product and therefore we expect it to work without problems. An apology from McLaren is a nice gesture. We accepted the apology, and most importantly, our problems in Melbourne serve as example.We drove this control unit for the first time last year, on testing young racers
McLaren Electronic Systems, the company that supplies electronic control units to Formula Caravan, apologized to Mark Webber and the Red Bull team for finding that a problem with the control unit software had affected Australia’s start to the Australian Grand Prix race. The MES reported that the control unit itself in Australia operated smoothly on all race cars, but the data collection system on Webb’s race car had to be restarted during the warm-up circuit, which affected the Australian’s preparations for the start. Webber fell from second to seventh after a poor start to the first turn.