Stoffel Vandorn said that while McLaren-Honda have not dealt with the problems in the electrics, which at the end of the morning session on Thursday, he had to stay on the track.
“This morning we had an electrical problem, but until we know exactly what happened, – quotes Vandorn F1Fanatic. – The team and Honda currently understand what went wrong, so I can’t give a precise answer.”
Despite the two stops, the Belgian showed the best time for McLaren in pre-season tests – 1.21,348.
“We were unable to complete the scheduled number of laps, but overall when I was on the highway, everything looked good – continued Vandorn. – I felt very confident in the car and could attack when they wanted. This is encouraging.
Of course, we took a few steps forward when working with the machine. Problems still remain, I would like to ride more laps in the offseason. It was my last day on the road before the stage in Melbourne. But in any case I think ready to start the season at 100%.”
On the eve of the Belgian partner Fernando Alonso did not hide his discontent by constant technical problems, but he is more optimistic.
Fernando Alonso: Honda has neither power nor reliability
“It’s winter tests, the beginning of the season – continued Stoffel. – We know that the situation is not perfect, and do everything possible to keep the team moving forward.
Each completed circle is very important to us. We can’t sit idly by and do nothing. It is important to achieve maximum benefit. The last thing to do is to get frustrated and give up, there will be no progress.”
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