F1: Fernando Alonso's McLaren stalls twice during practice

By  PA Sport | Posted  12-Mar-2017

McLaren's Fernando Alonso drives during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona on Friday. Pic/AFP
McLaren's Fernando Alonso drives during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona on Friday. Pic/AFP

barcelona: McLaren's woeful pre-season continued on the final day of the Barcelona test as Fernando Alonso's MCL32 twice ground to a halt at the Circuit de Catalunya.

McLaren's engine suppliers, Honda are plagued by problems with the first race of the season in Australia just over two weeks away. Alonso's car stopped twice on the track on Friday's morning session to add to the two red flags on Thursday.

The first stoppage came just over halfway into the morning session, with Alonso's car eventually taking its now customary place on the back of the recovery truck after a short break. But when the Spaniard returned with a little over an hour of the session left, it stopped again almost straightaway.