Alonso: “it Has been a good start to the second test”


important Day in the McLaren-Honda. The first day of the test of the second test session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was marked in the calendar of the team of Woking to analyze two important developments. The training jumped to the track with a new cover engine higher to better accommodate the power unit and the new provision of the turbo. In addition, the McLaren MP4-31 premiered the specification of definitive Honda engine that will be used during the first races of the season. For this reason, the program of Fernando Alonso has been delimited to courses very short.

unlike what happened during the fourth day of test last week, the McLaren MP4-31 has not had any incidence of mechanical noteworthy to the margin of failure of a sensor in the last minute of the morning session, which in the end has not meant a real loss of time of work for the team. Finally, Fernando Alonso has completed a total of 93 laps divided in batches of about six laps. The Spanish rider has added 433 kilometers and has marked a time of 1:24.735 with the soft tyre, which has served to be third party.


despite the result, the difference between the McLaren MP4-31, and the
cars from Mercedes and Ferrari seems remarkable. However, Fernando
Alonso has finished satisfied with the work of today
. It seems that the
team and the car have taken a step to the front, and has so evaluated the
pilot spaniard at the end of the day: “After the disappointment of not
being able to roll too much at the end of the test last week, has
been positive have been able to complete so many laps today

“We have
tried several different configurations and we have spent a lot of time
the unit of power
and to collect aerodynamic data of the car”

explained Alonso to level more technical to journalists. In a
term of view, the two times Champion of the World valued: Is
too soon to see if there is a real difference with respect to the
engine last week
because today we have focused on making
runs shorter, and adjust the balance and the setup of the car”.

despite the work that remains to be done, Fernando Alonso has pulled out the
positive side to the day of the tests of today: Has been a good start to
the second test
since we have been able to roll a lot and we have drawn
a lot of useful information that we can analyze for you the night before
follow Button with the program planned for the team tomorrow”.