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F1 Hungarian GP: Alonso demands ‘trouble-free’ race in Hungary

After a recent run of reliability issues Fernando Alonso has called upon McLaren for a 'trouble-free weekend in all areas'.
After a recent run of reliability issues Fernando Alonso has called upon McLaren for a 'trouble-free weekend in all areas' to enable him to push the MP4-31 to its full potential at a circuit which should suit his car.

The former two-time F1 world champion claimed his season best result at the Hungaroring 12 months ago with an impressive fifth place and McLaren once again fancies a strong performance at the tight and twisty circuit.

The Spanish driver endured back-to-back races scuppered by mechanical gremlins in Baku and Spielberg and despite a largely problem-free race at Silverstone could only muster 13th place.

Aiming to battle back in Hungary, Alonso is demanding a flawless reliability record to see McLaren challenge as high as possible in qualifying to give itself a strong chance of points at a circuit which is notoriously difficult to overtake at.

“There's no such thing as perfect in this sport, but the important thing will be to execute a trouble-free weekend in all areas,” Alonso said. “If we manage to get the best out of every session, and have some clean, drama-free running, hopefully we can find some good pace in the car and maximise the potential of what we have underneath us – and score some valuable points.”

“Silverstone was definitely a challenge for us, but we knew that from the beginning and we still took a lot of positives away from the weekend. Reliability-wise, we're getting stronger, and the test just after the grand prix was definitely a little boost for the whole team.

READ: How Fernando Alonso made progress with his McLaren at the Silverstone test

"We completed a full programme, got a lot of mileage done, and learned a lot which will help with our development, so hopefully we can put some of this knowledge to good use in Hungary.”


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tommytrojan1

July 20, 2016 4:33 PM

After reading this article I can see clearly that Alonso isn't DEMANDING anything. Instead, he is hoping for a trouble free weekend where he can show the potential of the car at at track that ought to suit them - nothing more. C'mon, CRASH - I realise it's a slow news day, but do you really have to stoop to cheap clickbait type headlines in order to get people to read articles? Trying to spice up an otherwise calm and rational interview with a deliberately misleading headline is the lowest form of journalism - and this is far from the first example. You can do better, really.



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