The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that victory for max Verstappen in Malaysia exerts pressure on the team from Woking in design area strong chassis for the 2018 season.
For the past three seasons McLaren lacked power because of uncompetitive Honda engine, although the team say that its chassis is one of the best in the peloton.
And in 2018, McLaren will switch to Renault engines, which already wins the Red Bull Racing. Thus, in the following year, the British team will be able to compare the strength of your chassis from RBR.
“On the racetrack with a long straight at Monza we saw a very good performance in execution of Red Bull, – quotes Alonso AUTOSPORT.com. – In Malaysia, this team made another step forward and ahead of Mercedes without the help of rain and alternative strategies.
Despite the fact that their victory is a good sign, it also puts pressure on McLaren.
Apparently, Red Bull is now very strong in the area of the chassis. In 2018, we need to build a good chassis, because the engine of the Renault is able to win the race, proving Red Bull.
We need to keep up with them in the development of the chassis, which will be a serious challenge for us.”
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