Stoffel Vandoorne is helping McLaren as they try to put the disappointments of last weekend behind them.
Vandoorne who was driving for the team in Bahrain on the second day of testing clocked 81 laps.
Vandoorne who was supposed to be starting the race on Sunday last weekend at the Sakhir circuit was plagued by technical problems with the team’s Honda engines.
Fernando Alonso, his fellow McLaren team mate was forced to pull out of the event shortly before it came to an end.
Alonso could not hide his disappointment at the lack of pace from his Honda engine throughout Sunday’s race before his retirement.
He is expected to head out for the Indianapolis 500 and is to be replaced by Jenson Button next month in Monaco.
On Tuesday, Oliver Turvey, McLaren’s test driver was only able to complete a handful of laps after a water leak made it impossible for him to continue. Continue reading STOFFEL VANDOORNE CLOCKS 81 LAPS IN BAHRAIN
Fernando Alonso believes that his McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team were able to make the most of their given available time while on the first free practice session and did some necessary tests aimed towards their 2017 challenger on Friday at the Yas Marina Circuit.
The conditions in FP1 held on Friday did not really cover all that the drivers will face on the race day, thus, the team made use of the opportunity to carry out a few experiments on the track, with next year as their major focus.
“As a team, we need to take every opportunity we can to test things on the track for next year,” Alonso said.
“We need to learn and understand as much as we can about configurations or philosophies that we can put into next year’s car.”
During the second practice (FP2), the team switched focus to this weekend, with Alonso finishing in the eleventh position, just outside of the top ten and ahead of fellow team mate, Jenson Button.
Alonso also believes that FP2 helped his team learn more about their tyres especially as they were used in similar conditions as with what they would be experiencing in the race. Continue reading ALONSO HOPESTEAM CAN MAINTAIN THEIR MOMENTUM
We all know the glamor associated with F1 racing, but there is a flip side to it as well – having to face traumatic accidents from which one might recover or not.
Fernando Alonso has been able to recover from such an accident for which his fans are thankful for. While accidents do shatter the confidence of most people, Fernando is not ready to hang up his driving gear as yet.
The upcoming weekend will see the Russian Grand Prix being held and the star of McLaren-Honda team states that he is ready to get back on the tracks, even in the same car for this race. He is recently recovered from a crash that took place in Australia. The accident was a scary one for all those who witnessed it. The rear of the vehicle he was driving, Esteban Gutierrez Haas VF-16 was clipped and Alonso went into several rolls in the accident scene. He had a collapsed lung as well as broken ribs after this accident. This accident kept him from competing in the Bahrain Grand Prix that followed. While most fans contemplated what would be his move next, they were relieved to hear that he had recovered from the accident and was again raring to go. Continue reading Fernando Alonso Raring To Go After The Crash