Alonso retires on 300th grand prix entry

Sunday, 10 juny 2018, 15:15 , by Matthew Scott

Fernando Alonso's 300th grand prix entry ended in what has become all too familiar circumstances, with his McLaren losing power and forcing him to retire from the Canadian Grand Prix. Alonso had looked set for a points finish, despite another dismal qualifying.

After moving to the brink of the points from 14th on the grid, Alonso's car began to sound sick on lap 42 and his team confirmed he would have to retire.

"Sorry mate. Gutted," said his race engineer Will Joseph after Alonso reported a loss of power.

It is Alonso's second DNF in a row after his points-scoring start to 2018 was snapped in Monaco last time out.

Alonso will likely have a happier time of it in seven days' time as he enters the Le Mans 24 Hours with favourites Toyota.

The two-time F1 world champion is bidding to win motorsport's 'Triple Crown', hoping to add Le mans to his two Monaco wins.

If he is successful in the WEC showpiece, he would only need to win the Indianapolis 500 to match Graham Hill's unique feat.

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Comments (10)

  • Anet Kotze
    What are you doing Mclaren ...Alonso is the reason why I watch F1, if he walks I walk with, suppose many fans will go as well and follow Alonso to wherever he goes. Shame on you Mclaren, you are disappointing to your fans
  • David Hope
    I wouldn't blame Alonso for leaving. Mclaren seem more and more to be the cause of their problems. They have no one else to blame now.
  • Raian Levy
    With this race's disaster, I truly believe that if Fernando decides to leave, it's completely justified. Shit team, car and boss.
  • Andrew Nunes
    He will move to WEC, bad luck and poor representation of the Mclaren name. That team should be ashamed .
  • Welington Santana
    Good luck in 24 Heures du Mans, FernandoAlonsoOficial. (y)
  • Marko Mravak
    Alonso to replace Hartley
  • Darren Pink
    Good luck next week Fernando Alonso.
  • Garry Halverson
    Jarek Krajewski
  • Thomas Bachmann
    Honda's fault xD

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