McLaren claim a 'constructive way forward' has been forged as they seek to dampen down the feud between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso that has engulfed the sport since the Hungarian Grand Prix.

A team meeting intended to clear the air between the team-mates was arranged ahead of this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix in order to find a suitable working solution as the team bid to maintain their advantage over Ferrari.

The tense feeling surrounding Hamilton and Alonso has been rife over the three weeks since the controversial meeting, with rumours suggesting the double world champion was willing to walk out if conditions don't improve.

Nonetheless, McLaren issued a statement that suggests the two drivers have agreed to work together in the interests of the team, even if it stops short of claiming their problems have been resolved.

"We discussed the events of Hungary with both drivers independently," the statement, according to the BBC read. "Fernando and Lewis then met in the team hotel and have found a constructive way forward."

"The drivers clearly understand the team's approach of providing them, to the best of our ability, with equality and the same opportunity of winning."

Hamilton and Alonso fell out after the latter was penalised for impeding Hamilton in the pit lane during qualifying. Losing his pole position, Alonso could only recover to fourth from sixth on the grid, while McLaren were also prevented from scoring constructor points from that round.

 

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