2018 F1

McLaren will challenge top 3 in 2018 F1 – Alonso

Fernando Alonso says he is confident McLaren will eventually challenge the top three teams in 2018.
However, as the British team began its new Renault-powered era in Melbourne, the Spaniard did not even make it into Q3. P5 and P9 for Fernando and Stoffel as they bring home a double points finish for the first race of the season at Australia.

“We must start looking at the three top teams,” Alonso told the Movistar broadcaster after qualifying.

“We know what is coming for the car for Bahrain, China and Spain,” he added.

Team boss Eric Boullier confirmed: “There are pieces for the car that we could not use here in Australia that are coming for the next races.

“Here it has been what we expected in the winter — close to the top 10. We know there is more performance to be higher on the grid. We know there is more to come,” he added.

“We’re not where we want to be, and nor do I think Fernando is happy with the qualifying here. But Fernando is happy with the potential we still have to get out of the car.

“I think that’s why he can say that he is happy,” said Boullier.



ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media

To Top