Soon-retiring McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is very unhappy with the way things are going at the team right now, saying that the Woking-based outfit basically have the same car as 12 months ago.
After yet another disappointing outing from the papaya-orange cars in Japan, where they both couldn't get out of Q1 on Saturday and failed to score points on Sunday, both drivers weren't afraid to criticize the team.
Especially Alonso, who is known to speak his mind when he's unhappy with someone or something, didn't hold back with his criticism.
“We have not had improvements since Spain,” Alonso was quoted by ThisIsF1.
“We can see in photos and on the track that the rest of the teams in the middle zone bring things race to race and we do not.
“So the problem is not whether it’s the same car from Sochi or not.
"Actually, we have the same car from last year — from 12 months ago,” he added.
With Alonso also having duties in the WEC where's he's under contract at Toyota, he's putting things in perspective in terms of where he wants to be right now.
“In one world championship I’m trying to help the team to be sixth, in the other I am fighting to be world champion.
“There’s no doubt where my goal is.”