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Hungarian GP: Formula 1 double world champion Fernando Alonso is losing patience with his massively under-performing McLaren-Honda. Undergoing an unhappy moment, the Spaniard says he is also irritated by having to repeat himself about the fact he will decide on his F1 future after the summer break.

He has scored just two points this season for McLaren, he finished a lowly 17th and 10th in the driver standings in the last two seasons with McLaren-Honda, is tempted to try out a full IndyCar series in the United States next year after his success at the Indianapolis 500 in May, when he missed the Monaco Grand Prix.

“I have nothing to say about my future – I say this every weekend and whatever interview you read about it is something they picked up from a few weeks ago, a replay of something that was published before.

“If I was a reader, and every week I’d read Alonso will wait until September to decide his future, I’d think that was too much,” he said. “It makes it look like I grab a microphone every week or any person in the paddock just to say ‘I’m not saying anything until September!’ It’s all copy and paste, so I’m not going to repeat myself.”

McLaren reached in Hungary optimistic of a decent haul given the tight and twisting design of the Hungaroring circuit that should suit the MCL32 car. Alonso finished an encouraging seventh in FP1 and eighth in FP2, something he hopes the team can build on in qualifying.

“It’s difficult to get a clear picture on Fridays but we ended up more or less where we expected to be, behind the three top teams, so hopefully we’ll find a bit more speed for tomorrow,” Alonso said.

“All in all we were more competitive in FP1 than in FP2, so we have to understand why that happened, if we made some set-up change that went in the wrong direction. We’ll investigate now and will try to be more competitive tomorrow.

“What’s missing is what’s always been missing – a bit more speed…”

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