Fernando Alonso insists he does not regret making the switch from Ferrari to McLaren despite frustration setting in over his third consecutive mechanically-induced retirement during the Canadian Grand Prix.

Alonso endured a fraught afternoon as he struggled to both save fuel and generate enough to power to make progress, the Spaniard eventually being forced to retire with an exhaust issue for his third straight DNF due to mechanical reasons.

Getting increasingly animated on the team radio, in which he complained of being made to look like an 'amateur', despite the apparent discord at the time, Alonso reverted to his season-long line of having no regrets in joining McLaren because he believes in its future.

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"No definitely not [regretting joining McLaren]," he insisted. "I was here for five years talking to you about finishing third, fourth or fifth and that was a lot of frustration. To beat Mercedes you have to do something unique and different and I believe in this project.

"All the things I see for the future make sense and the programme for developing the car feels quite positive. I know that this is a difficult time for our fans, but they need to believe because something good is coming.

The consequence of being a new team with very new technology and a very aggressive approach in terms of car design is that we require time but is the only way to be ....in the future."

Still point-less after seven races, an ignominy he now only shares with the Manor drivers Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi, Alonso maintains he is positive about the project despite the continuous set-backs.

"Better that all these problems happen now when we are not competitive as if one day we are fighting for podiums and victories and have to retire the car it will hurt even more."

"Obviously we know we are not super competitive now and we need to improve reliability so there are many things to do."

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Any one would be frustrated imagine Seb driving the current Red Bull or Lewis staying at McLaren, OH DEAR LORD