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Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Indy 500 deal 'not my idea' - Boullier
Berger tips Vettel to stay at Ferrari
Force India hails rapid Renault progress
Alonso denies voluntarily quitting Bahrain GP
McLaren 'can't continue like this' - Ojjeh
Ferrari denies 2017 car not suited to Raikkonen
Verstappen apologises for Brazil comments
Monday, 17 April 2017
Alonso, McLaren deny 2018 Le Mans reports
Massa warns Verstappen over Brazil comments
Ferrari, Mercedes 'about equal' - Wolff
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Alonso in talks about 2018 Renault return - report
Vandoorne still 'future champion' - Vasseur
Wehrlein can still feel old back injury
Flexible Ferrari story 'nonsense' - Lauda
'Correlation' to blame for Red Bull problems
No new rule after Vettel grid position controversy
'Stress gone' between Mercedes drivers - Wolff
Sainz eyes 'top three teams' for future
McLaren chassis 'among best' in 2017 - Alonso
F1 poised to ban 'T-wings'
Saturday, 15 April 2017
'Young' Verstappen is 'developing' - Marchionne
Alonso says Indy 500 criticism 'normal'
Ferrari wrong to criticise Raikkonen - Surer
Red Bull admits 2017 title unlikely
Red Bull concerned about flexible Ferrari
Ecclestone negotiating Bahrain contract - report
Friday, 14 April 2017
Sauber poised for 2018 Honda switch
2017 not making Vandoorne doubt abilities
Ferrari floor flex rumour swirls in Bahrain
Newey no guarantee of success - Ricciardo
Wehrlein hits back after injury speculation
Ricciardo denies signing Ferrari contract
Ferrari 'media blackout' returns in Bahrain
Hamilton doesn't want 'team orders'
'No panic' as Bottas builds confidence


McLaren chassis 'among best' in 2017 - Alonso

Apr.16 (GMM) McLaren's 2017 chassis is "one of the best" on the grid.

That is the claim of Fernando Alonso, who is apparently pinning the team's ongoing competitive crisis solely on engine partner Honda.

"With the power deficit that we have, we have proved in these races that we have one of the best chassis in the championship," the Spaniard is quoted by AS newspaper.

Alonso was speaking after the latest reliability problems struck by the flagging Honda 'power unit' in Bahrain.

"It's a shame that we have to change the engine for reliability and not when it is out of kilometres, but that's what we have right now," he said.

"It was going to be a difficult race, and now it will be even more difficult," added Alonso.