Alonso: Top six still in 'another league'

Alonso: Top six still in 'another league'

Fernando Alonso moved up the order in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix Saturday as McLaren ran a heavily updated version of the MCL33, the new aerodynamic package catapulting the Spaniard into the top 10. "At the same time, I think it has been a very positive start to the season. And we need to keep chasing and closing that gap race after race". "We saved them with a lot of points on Sunday's with a little bit of luck and good races but from now we need to push the development and we need to bring new parts every single race".

But that still doesn't quite meet the high expectations McLaren faced after it made the switch from the troubled Honda engine to Renault. Now we need another to get close to the top teams.

The vehicle was not as fast as expected, especially in qualifying, and its top speeds were among the slowest on the grid.

Brown also said that it would be unfair to suggest the current auto is how the McLaren should have looked in Australia following the delay of a number of planned upgrades. "So it has been a very good start, in a way". He said he has kept his motivation throughout the winning drought and had some of his best races in the series despite not being able to win.

Trump Will Meet With Kim Jong Un on June 12
Trump has said he wants a deal that denuclearizes the Korean peninsula or he'll walk away from negotiations. The men had to first debrief intelligence officials before heading to their homes, the official added.

North Korea Announces Plan to Dismantle Nuclear Site
Referring to the move, Trump tweeted that the North Korea planned dismantling was "ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th". Located in mountainous terrain in the northeast of the country, Punggye-ri is less than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from China.

Santa Barbara District Attorney Files Murder Charges Against Golden State Killer
Debra Alexandra Manning, 35, who were found shot dead at Offerman's condominium on Avenida Pequena in Goleta on December 30, 1979. The charges filed by Dudley's office could result in the death penalty or life in prison without parole upon conviction.

McLaren's Fernando Alonso says he's happy after qualifying 8th for the Spanish GP but admits the team need to push on with development of the auto. "It's hard to see from the outside but extremely proud and motivated every time you do a one-off performance".

Fernando Alonso declared himself happy with the progress McLaren have made with their vehicle updates after securing their best qualifying result of the season at the Spanish GP.

Alonso is preparing for his home race at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya off the back of his debut win at last week's World Endurance Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. "There's still a long way to go for us but at the same time we were here past year with zero points and now we are sixth and fourth in the world championship so in a way it's been a very good start".

Fernando Alonso was sixth quickest in FP1 while Stoffel Vandoorne ended both Friday sessions in ninth place, although both cars were comfortably over a second off the fastest time in the two sessions.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump reveals drug pricing plan
May 13, 2018 - 11:00
Health Secretary Alex Azar said the Food and Drug Administration would immediately examine requiring that information in TV ads. US patients spent almost $329 billion on prescription drugs in 2016, according to the National Health Expenditures Survey .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nintendo Switch to get Minecraft Bedrock update June 21
May 13, 2018 - 10:57
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime issued the following statement about Minecraft's Bedrock upgrade. This marks a new milestone for the game and marks a big step for uniting Minecraft players across devices.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anwar to be pardoned and out on Tuesday
May 13, 2018 - 10:57
Mahathir has said he would not go on a witch hunt but that Najib will be brought to court if there was evidence of wrongdoing. He also issued a strong warning against graft, with corrupt officials to be replaced in an overhaul of government departments.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Leinster are crowned champions of Europe after a cagey final
May 13, 2018 - 10:15
Iribaren nailed his third penalty five minutes into the second period as Racing tested the Irish defence. Nacewa, Cian Healy , Sexton, and Devin Toner all collected a record-equaling fourth title.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Simpson stretches TPC lead to 7 shots
May 13, 2018 - 10:04
Woods, who will try to make another run up the board Sunday, will next play at the Memorial the first week of June. No one in PGA Tour history has failed to win an event with a seven-stroke lead entering the final 18 holes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of summit with US
May 13, 2018 - 10:03
He said he believes Kim "wants to do something" about reaching an agreement on denuclearization at their approaching summit. Trump had announced he would meet with Kim in Singapore on June 12, two days before the US leader's 72nd birthday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Raquel Pennington Is Amanda Nunes' Stiffest Opponent To Date
May 13, 2018 - 09:54
The UFC returns to Brazil and pay-per-view tonight, and the promotion has rolled out its "Embedded" treatment to preview UFC 224 . It's here now though, and ESPN's Cheat Sheet has you covered on everything to know ahead of UFC 224's main event .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Joel Embiid makes guestures during game 4
May 13, 2018 - 09:53
Atypically, the Celtics attacked the rim more than they launched 3-pointers, and the result was a relatively efficient first-half. The guard put up 19 points to go with eight boards and five assists, ultimately helping his team get a 103-92 victory.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States diplomat is blocked by Pakistan from leaving after crash
May 13, 2018 - 09:45
Although Colonel Joseph is not on the ECL, his name has been blacklisted by the ministry, barring him to fly overseas . As a result, two riders of the bike suffered injuries and one of them, 22-year-old Ateeq Baig, later died.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Upbit Raided by Authorities Under Suspicion of Fraud
May 13, 2018 - 09:36
Bloomberg reports that the exchange was host to roughly $1.6 billion in trading activity over the last 24 hours. He added that local investors are expecting the cryptocurrency market to rebound once the case is cleared.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Incarcerated Lalu granted three day parole to attend son's marriage
May 13, 2018 - 09:29
While Lalu warmly shook hands with Nitish, Rabri Devi also exchanged greetings with the Chief Minister. Lalu Prasad Yadav's eldest son Tej Pratap Yadav is all set to tie know on Saturday evening.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lieberman to Assad: 'Get Rid of the Iranians'
May 13, 2018 - 09:27
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has already said that Israel won't exist in 25 years if it continues to destabilize the region. Indeed, by Thursday morning, Israeli life returned to routine in the Golan Heights , with children going to school.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lawyer Says He Consulted Cohen on Schneiderman Accusers
May 12, 2018 - 03:07
He is under criminal investigation in the Southern District of NY for possible campaign finance violations and bank fraud. Trump were to run for and be elected governor of NY , he would help bring to light the women's accusations about Mr.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tiger Woods confirmed to play the 147th Open Championship
May 12, 2018 - 02:42
He is six shots off the lead, though he did best his playing competitors, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler . He last played in the Open at St Andrews in 2015, when he missed the cut with rounds of 76 and 75.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google's 'deceitful' AI assistant to identify itself as a robot during calls
May 12, 2018 - 01:56
Top of the list was the questionable ethics behind having machines make phone calls without disclosing that they aren't human. It can do more as designed but for now, it can only make appointments and book reservations for you.