Fernando Alonso: Honda has neither power nor reliability

Фернандо Алонсо: У Honda нет ни мощности, ни надежности

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has criticized the Japanese manufacturer Honda after another disappointing test day in Barcelona.

In the first week of tests because of problems with the power plant of the McLaren was one of the outsiders in the number kilometrage.

But the second week consists of tests for McLaren-Honda is not better. Yesterday MCL32 Stoffele of Vandorn was produced by regular replacement of the power unit, and today, Alonso was able to pass all 46 laps.

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“We have only one problem – the power plant, said Alonso. – It has neither power nor reliability.

I think we are losing on the straights 30 km/h And this happens on each line. When you drive at 30 km/h slower on every straight, it’s hard to feel the behavior of the machine. All goes well until the moment until you transition to the normal speed – in this case, we do not know what will happen.

Of course, we’re a little disappointed, because the change of the rules usually gives me hope. You hope to be able to reduce the handicap over the winter, so we need to add and add. The situation is far from ideal.

We do not justify expectations. We are not as fast as we would like. On the other hand, it is only the winter tests.

I remember, in 2014, Red Bull Racing drove seven laps at the winter tests, but in that year she managed to win two or three races. Let’s say this: we are expecting a long season, so there is time to react.

But now the situation is obvious. We can’t hide anything and pretend that all is well. We can’t run a test program that does not recruit the required number of laps in the morning. We do not have enough information.”

When Alonso was asked if he fails to attack the third turn of the track in Barcelona, not taking his foot off the gas pedal, the Spaniard replied with sarcasm: “For us it is not only the third turn. Probably we can pass all the turns”.

Live text commentary from the second day of the official tests in Barcelona with photos and video can be viewed on our website.

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