Alonso says latest Honda turbo more energy efficient
Honda is pushing forward with a new turbo specification at the Canadian Grand Prix, allied with new fuel from McLaren partner ExxonMobil that brings a further 0.1 second boost.
“The new turbo should allow us to use the energy more efficiently,” Fernando Alonso confirmed. “It is not about raw performance but in certain race situations it is important that we can release more energy. That will also reduce our fuel consumption.”
In the past few days, comments attributed to Alonso have suggested he is only committing to F1 and the team until the end of his current contract next year.
“With McLaren I am in the right team,” he insisted in Montreal, “the only question is whether I am in the right team at the right moment.”
Alonso said he is definitely staying next year, though, which is more than can be said for teammate Jenson Button who is linked with a potential move to Williams.
When asked on BBC radio if he is enjoying F1 and will still be there in 2017, Button answered: “At this moment in time, I am loving it. The second part of your question, I can’t answer.”