McLaren losing eight tenths on the straight alone – Alonso

Alonso qualified down in 12th position, 2.5 seconds off the pole position time, as McLaren's lack of power from its Honda engine was highlighted over the 2.2km straight of the track. Alonso, whose top speed on the straight was only better than that of Kevin Magnussen's Renault, admitted the deficit was no surprise. The Spaniard was 27km/h down on the fastest car, the Williams of ... Keep reading