Alonso and Vandoorne hit with further penalties after engine change

  • Alonso and Vandoorne hit with further penalties after engine change

Alonso and Vandoorne hit with further penalties after engine change

Fernando Alonso, who is a two-time world champion with McClaren, will have to make a decision on his career as his contract with the team is set to end at the end of this season and Fernando who won his last race four years ago and has revealed that he wants to get back to winning ways.

"Difficult to say to be honest, I think probably more a question for Honda".

"We are seeing a really good year this year, and I hope and pray that next year and the following seasons are going to be close like this. It's hard to say how much time we lose on a lap, but during FP3 we had a tow and gained seven to eight tenths".

"It will be great if Fernando is up there racing with us at the front". Our focus this weekend has always been on the race - today doesn't mean too much, really. "Just race-by-race, and upgrade-by-upgrade, and we'll see".

"This is a tricky circuit - the long straights mean the brakes and tyres get cool, so the braking zones are very hard to get right".

Eric Boullier: "This afternoon's result was particularly disappointing - we always knew that we'd be towards the back due to the engine penalties both drivers have taken this weekend, but it's never satisfying to be right at the back of the grid". While we wanted to go out and put on a decent performance for everyone this afternoon, we knew that the emphasis was always on tomorrow. "So we'll see. Hopefully we'll compensate for what didn't happen past year".

"We saw on the practice many incidents, many things going on in this circuit".

"Obviously in McLaren at the moment we are not very competitive and we know one of the parts, the engine side, is not competitive enough to win", Alonso added.

Lewis Hamilton has called on his Mercedes team to end McLaren's nightmare relationship with Honda by supplying engines to the British constructor next year.

"Our speed is that slow that they think we are on a slow lap but no this is our speed, we are starting a timed lap so they get surprised a bit", said Alonso.

The team's nightmare season slumped to a new low in qualifying for the Azerbaijan GP when both of their cars, already condemned to back-row starts in Baku, failed to make it out of the first round of qualifying.