Alonso up­beat that Mclaren-honda can find two sec­onds in pace

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Fer­nando Alonso re­mains con­fi­dent that Mclaren can de­liver a per­for­mance gain of more than two sec­onds for the 2016 sea­son.

The Spa­niard en­dured a mis­er­able sea­son last year as the Mclaren-honda com­bi­na­tion strug­gled with a large straight­line speed deficit.

The dou­ble cham­pion said that im­prove­ments will come from “ev­ery­where” and be­lieves that more than two sec­onds can be found. “We have not been op­ti­mis­ing the car in some parts of the year,” he said. “We’re a bit clearer with what the strengths of the

car are and we need to ex­ploit a bit more in that di­rec­tion.

“We know the power unit has been our main lim­i­ta­tion, so there are no rad­i­cal changes for [2016] in terms of [car] de­sign and phi­los­o­phy.

“We have been through some dif­fi­cult times, but I think we learned from it. We have kept united, work­ing in har­mony and that was the pos­i­tive thing.”

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