Fernando Alonso says that he was 'a bit embarrassed' by McLaren's showing at the Japanese Grand Prix as he battled to 11th place in front of Honda's home crowd.
Alonso voiced his frustration over the team radio during the race, claiming that it was akin to racing with a 'GP2 engine'.
"There's not much to enjoy on track," Alonso explained. "Obviously it's frustrating how they overtake you on the straights and then you arrive at the corner and you see them braking late, making mistakes - you take the corner perfectly and you are recovering time and they just overtake you on the straights
"Days like today you feel a bit embarrassed. It's not possible some guys overtake you like this - we should be more competitive. But this is the way it it and hopefully we can learn lessons from this kind of races.
"Both cars finished after a double DNF in Singapore, so on the positive side we improve our reliability and our weak points and we don't repeat errors like the gearbox overheating in Singapore."