The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn commented on the results of another disappointing day for the British team.
Kimi Raikkonen was fastest on the second day of pre-season tests
Today, the McLaren mechanics had to re-change the power unit MCL32 because of problems with the Honda unit, which had lost valuable test time. Stoffel finished the day tenth with the result, after only 40 laps.
McLaren-Honda once again had problems with the power plant
“We are still trying to understand the cause of the problem, admitted the Belgian. Today was my first day of testing. If you take into account the fact that yesterday Fernando [Alonso] was also unable to drive a sufficient number of laps, the next two days will be extremely important to us.
We will try to make the most of the remaining days. I, in turn, will try to give employees the most comprehensive reports on the work machine.
For me the tests every round, because it will be my debut season in F1. I need this valuable experience.
Due to all the problems we have had lately, we need to wrap a large mileage, to understand what we’re dealing with”.
Despite the fact that today’s best lap Vandorn was almost five seconds slower leadership indicator Kimi Raikkonen, Stoffel appreciated MCL32.
“I immediately felt very confident and comfortable in this car – continued rider. – Is a positive sign in terms of the new regulations. The real pace car? About it to speak still early”.
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