The head of McLaren Eric boullier expressed his satisfaction spent today running the new chassis with a motor Renault.
On Friday morning at the Spanish track in Navarra, Fernando Alonso tried out in action updated the machine with the index MCL33. Two-time F1 world champion drove a dozen laps on the track in the amount of about fifty miles, and left the cockpit with a smile.
“Today, our whole team was smiling – he said later bouillet in an interview with Sky Sports. – Perhaps because of the spring sun, but mostly due to the fact that our new car has left the garage and drove the first laps on the track without any problems.
While all is going really well. The pilots are just happy. And Fernando all morning smiling, that’s a great sign!
I don’t know what awaits us on the first stage of the season in Melbourne. But our machine is much better than last year – that’s a fact. We would like to be competitive and will continue as such. I think we can be beaten with the leaders. At the same time, we don’t want to create false illusions for our fans.”
“It’s a great feeling! – said after the race Alonso. Is always great for the first time to sit behind the wheel of a new car. All good so far. Looking forward to when I can drive around on the limit. Today we followed the cars with television cameras, stuff. Of course, not at full speed. But I am very happy after so many months of work on the basis of the finally to drive the first laps on the track”.
After lunch in the car did partner Alonso at the team Stoffel Vandorn.
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