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Alonso issues warning to rivals as McLaren continue to struggle
Double time world champion Fernando Alonso says he needed to take the risk of joining McLaren but has a warning for any drivers laughing smugly at his current struggles: ‘Enjoy it – but I’ll be back’.

The Spaniard failed to progress from the first qualifying session on Saturday, then secured 12th place in today’s race; the first time he has finished a grand prix since leaving Ferrari.

“Obviously it’s not the best feeling – at all – but we know that it’s the way it is at the moment and we think that it’s not going to be for too long. It’s just for a few races now at the beginning.”

“You are not probably aware of my character or my way to approach races for the last seven years. Maybe you were in an igloo or something. I was happy and pushing the team even when we had an uncompetitive car to fight for the championships. Alonso said

“I had my passion and my motivation and my way to motivate the team even in difficult moments. For many years I showed that and now I am in a new project trying to build something important.

“You need to do something different and take some risks and that’s what I have decided to do. I was second in the world championship for three years in five with Ferrari. I could have continued two more years and maybe finished second again but that was not enough and I preferred the risk. The Spaniard added

“So it is time for many others to enjoy this moment. I don’t think they are fighting against me because some of the ones who are enjoying this, they are third – one second behind the leaders. They might well be beating me but they are not beating Mercedes and that, at the end of the day, is my goal. So this is the time for others to enjoy, soon it will be time for me.”

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