Alonso: McLaren still too fragile

By on Saturday, May 23, 2015
McLaren Honda

McLaren Honda

Fernando Alonso says McLaren is still too fragile after he was forced to abandon his car during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Alonso had progressed through to Q2 but stopped after setting a banker lap, ending his session prematurely.

"We don’t exactly know what happened to my car in Q2: I guess it was something electrical because the car switched itself off in the middle of the straight," said Alonso, who will start from 13th place courtesy of penalties for Romain Grosjean and Carlos Sainz Jr.

"I had no power, no electrics, and no readout on the steering wheel.

"But, overall, the team’s performance has been better this weekend, and Jenson [Button] at least has the opportunity to score a few points tomorrow.

"I don’t wish to sound pessimistic, but, in the Monaco Grand Prix, the race finishes on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, you just join a train of cars. We’re still too fragile at the moment."


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