Alonso happy with McLaren’s progress

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SPANISH Formula One driver Fernando Alonso said in an interview that he was happy with McLaren’s progress after last week’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Alonso said that a steering problem had been the main cause of the pre-season crash that caused him to miss the first F1 race in Australia.

The 33-year-old driver also had to pull out of the last week’s Malaysian Grand Prix, but said that he felt they had made great progress with the car and that this was giving the whole team “belief and confidence in the path we’re taking.” He said he was looking forward to next weekend’s race in China.

Eric Boullier, McLaren’s race director, was cautious when asked about future improvements, saying that although progress was being made, the level of advancement might not be immediately apparent in the following races in China and Bahrain.

The Shanghai track is believed to be a difficult prospect for the McLaren Car and weather conditions are predicted to be wet and humid.  

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