GPI 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix - Page 156

BAD TO WORSE F ernando Alonso castigated Honda after his McLaren team endured a Bahrain Grand Prix nightmare, with Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne failing to make it even as far as the starting grid. McLaren said Vandoorne, who had qualified 17th, had been ruled out by a Honda power unit problem similar to those he suffered in Friday practice. McLaren remained last in the Formula One standings, without a point from three races and hampered by woeful reliability and a lack of performance. Double world champion Alonso, who also had an engine failure in qualifying, started 15th and rose to 11th before retiring two laps from the end. The Spaniard, who will miss next month’s Monaco Grand Prix to race the Indianapolis 500, had already made his feelings evident in radio outbursts heard by a television audience of millions around the world. “How they can overtake me?,” he exclaimed after being passed by another rival. “(They are) 300 metres behind me, and they overtake me on the straight. I’ve never ra Y]\œ\[^HYK'B[ܛHYHܘ\ۈ]\]H\[ۈXY]\[[\و[\[^\\[ۂHXYZ[ 8'[܈H[[H^\\[][\[^O'