It's Honda's problem, not mine, says Alonso

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso of Spain left pauses next to Carlos Sainz of Spain and Scuderia Toro Rosso during a press conference at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo just outside Barcelona Spain Thursday

As he participated in an awareness campaign to promote responsible driving, Alonso talked about the improvements introduced by McLaren and hoped they will help the team during the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, after failing to collect any points in the previous four races.

He continued, "I don't just want to race, I want to win".

This is not unlike Alonso's teammate Stoffel Vandoorne's decision to hit the treadmill during the race when his McLaren blew up in Bahrain. But that is what Fridays are for.

The Spaniard has spoken of his desire to become only the second driver ever to win the Triple Crown, which would mean adding victory at Indianapolis and the Le Mans 24 Hours to the F1 titles he won with Renault in 2005 and 2006. He endured the embarrassment of having to abandon the Russian GP last round when his auto broke down on the formation lap.

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) - Fernando Alonso is giving McLaren's struggling Formula One team six months to give him a competitive vehicle.

And despite two weeks to work on their auto, McLaren has made no progress.

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If Fernando Alonso's Month of May was meant to generate global interest in the 101st Indianapolis 500, consider the early returns an overwhelming success.The live online coverage of. At the same time the driver who replaced him at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, now leads the 2017 World Championship.

"There is the opportunity this weekend to do a one-two and pull away from the Ferraris", Hamilton said. We ve given him a great environment, he really enjoys it here - we ve got to give him a winning vehicle.

"If from here to September/October we are in a position that I see clearly a possibility to win in 2018, I will be more than happy to stay with the team". So I don't know. "It looks like it will be between them and us", Vettel said. "It is a question of getting it right".

"I like this Formula 1, and my intention and first priority next year is to race in Formula 1", said Alonso.

Vettel, Bottas and Verstappen all skidded off the track and into the gravel near the end of the day, but avoided damage to their cars.

In the morning, Alonso had just made his entry on the track before his Spanish fans, when he stopped at the third corner, rear wheels blocked. "It's like juggling balls in the wind". He will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway immediately after finishing the race in Barcelona to start a two-week practice schedule - which includes qualifying - ahead of the race on May 28.

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