Fernando Alonso is heading into this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix with renewed optimism after scoring his first Formulation 1 factors of the yr final outing in Baku, in addition to believing the Purple Bull Ring circuit will better-suit McLaren.
Alonso endured a depressing begin to the yr due to an absence of each reliability and efficiency from Honda’s energy unit, leaving him with out factors and only one end from the opening seven races.
The Spaniard lastly broke into the factors within the Azerbaijan Grand Prix 9 days in the past, ending ninth to present McLaren its first rating of the yr.
“I actually loved my race in Baku,” Alonso stated. “Our efficiency within the race not solely confirmed that the foundations of our automobile package deal are robust, but additionally that our operational group – our mechanics, engineers and strategists – are all racers, poised and ready to make the most of any scenario.
“Two factors could have been a small comfort after an especially powerful weekend, however, as I stated on the time, we’ll take it and use it to drive us forwards.”
Heading into this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, Alonso is as soon as once more upbeat about his possibilities, believing the character of the Purple Bull Ring will play to McLaren’s strengths, in addition to benefitting from an up to date energy unit from Honda.
“There are causes to really feel extra optimistic about our weekend in Austria,” Alonso stated. “It is a circuit that is not as depending on energy as a few of the latest races, and I feel our automobile can be higher suited to the twists and turns of the Spielberg circuit. I feel we’ll be capable to push exhausting.
“We have additionally acquired a few helpful steps approaching the automobile, together with – hopefully – Honda’s revised Spec three energy unit, which I attempted throughout Friday apply in Azerbaijan.
“Each step is vital, so I am trying ahead to a constructive weekend the place we will as soon as once more get the whole lot out of the automobile.”