McLaren have been awaiting upgrades for the Spanish Grand Prix, one’s that could take it further up the constructor’s standings.
The switch from Honda to Renault has been a fruitful one for McLaren as they have already amassed more points than they did in the entire 2017 season.
McLaren though want to climb further, as they believe that they could actually challenge the top 3 this season.
Eric Boullier had earlier claimed that the ‘real’ McLaren will make an appearance at the Spanish Grand Prix. However, Alonso feels that fans shouldn’t pin their hopes on the new upgrade.
“I know we have some developments in the pipeline, but we also know there is no ‘magic bullet’ that will propel us to the front of the grid overnight,” said Alonso.
“There has been a lot of work happening at the factory and there is still a lot of work to do – so in Barcelona, it’s a chance to evaluate some new things, see where we are, and determine the direction that we take with car development as we progress through the season.
“As always, and especially after the battle we fought in Baku, I’m really looking forward to pushing hard on track again this weekend in front of my home fans.” he added.
Alonso won his first WEC race last weekend and will resume F1 duties this weekend. He has a tough few months ahead of him.
“The Spanish Grand Prix represents the start of a very busy few months leading up to the summer break, both for McLaren and for me with my other racing commitments,” said Alonso
“I’m more than ready for the challenge and I’m really excited to see what the next few races bring us.” he added.