Mark Webber confirmed that he had telemetry and KERS issues during the 2013 season opener in Melbourne. However McLaren have said that they believe the issue stems from somewhere in the Red Bull garage rather than a fault with the ECU.
A post-race inspection by McLaren Electronic Systems has pointed to an issue with the garage. Talking to Autosport, the Managing Director explained, “There was an issue with Mark Webber’s data system in the garage during the formation lap. The ECU on the car was fine.
“We regret any disruption caused to Mark’s preparations for the start of the race and will continue to work with the team to prevent any recurrence.”