In the round-up: Fernando Alonso calls on McLaren to raise their game after finishing a lapped seventh in Bahrain.
What they say
Alonso said he was pleased with the team’s double points finish after both cars failed to reach Q3 again.
I think the weekend has been far from ideal from us, not competitive enough. At the end in the points both cars I think is a great result.
Looking at how the weekend went I think the race on Sunday was the best session for us. It’s where the points are given so happy for that.
We need to raise our game, I think next race we need to make a step forward. It was too poor the qualifying and the starting positions were compromised because of that. So we need to find a bit more pace. But so far happy: fifth in Australia, seventh here, 16 points I think so not bad.
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