Abu Dhabi, Nov 20 (IANS) Mclaren’s star Fernando Alonso insisted that the team would be putting lessons learned from an often-frustrating 2018 into practice for 2019, according to the official website of F1 on Tuesday.
Alonso enjoyed a stellar start to his 2018 campaign, stringing together his first run of five points-scoring finishes in one season since rejoining McLaren back in 2015, and meaning that he sat just one point off Max Verstappen’s sixth place in the drivers’ standings after the Spanish Grand Prix, reports Xinhua news agency.
Since then, however, he has added just 18 more points to his tally heading into the Abu Dhabi season finale, while teammate Stoffel Vandoorne — who will switch to Formula E at the end of this year — has taken just four points in the same period.
Speaking at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Alonso, who still sits 10th in the drivers’ standings thanks to his strong season start, seemed optimistic about the team’s performance next season.
Alonso will be seen in action here starting November 23.