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<h2>Fernando Alonso is anticipating an “interesting” couple of races for McLaren with the double World Champion expecting them to make big gains.</h2><p>McLaren have already taken major strides forward since their poor pre-season with Alonso not only making it into Q2 for the first time this season at the Bahrain GP this weekend, but also finishing P11.</p><p>There is now a three-week break before the next race in Barcelona and the Spaniard believes they are on the up and you can back him to finish in the points at Paddy Power.</p><p>“We are all united. We are all grown up and committed to this project. Nobody is panicking in this tough moment - and panicking can be very easy in such a tough situation,” he told the official Formula 1 website.</p><p>“I predict that in Barcelona we will see the first huge step and also the power effect is low in Monaco so we should also have a good race there. My prediction is that the next three races will be very interesting for us.”</p><p>The next race in Barcelona will also be his home grand prix and Alonso is determined to put up a good show for the fans.</p><p>“I promise my fans to do everything to improve the performance. The steps that we’ve made since Melbourne all point in the right direction,” he said.</p><p>“We will be working flat out to increase the performance for Barcelona - and the odds indicate that we should. I am optimistic - even if I am aware of the fact that still a lot needs to be done.”</p><p>Meanwhile, the other side of the McLaren garage wasn’t a happy one in Bahrain as Jenson Button had reliability issues throughout the weekend and failed to start Sunday’s race. Besides scoring points, McLaren’s major challenge is seeing both cars homeĀ </p><p>“Well, more or less we knew that we were weak in some areas, so this will be very carefully investigated in the next couple of weeks,” he said.</p><p>“Of course for Jenson the situation was unpleasant as he prepared for the race in the best way and the engineers and mechanics worked all night until close to the race start to get him on the grid - unfortunately without success. Hopefully such a situation will not occur again.”</p>

Fernando Alonso is anticipating an “interesting” couple of races for McLaren with the double World Champion expecting them to make big gains.

McLaren have already taken major strides forward since their poor pre-season with Alonso not only making it into Q2 for the first time this season at the Bahrain GP this weekend, but also finishing P11.

There is now a three-week break before the next race in Barcelona and the Spaniard believes they are on the up and you can back him to finish in the points at Paddy Power.

“We are all united. We are all grown up and committed to this project. Nobody is panicking in this tough moment - and panicking can be very easy in such a tough situation,” he told the official Formula 1 website.

“I predict that in Barcelona we will see the first huge step and also the power effect is low in Monaco so we should also have a good race there. My prediction is that the next three races will be very interesting for us.”

The next race in Barcelona will also be his home grand prix and Alonso is determined to put up a good show for the fans.

“I promise my fans to do everything to improve the performance. The steps that we’ve made since Melbourne all point in the right direction,” he said.

“We will be working flat out to increase the performance for Barcelona - and the odds indicate that we should. I am optimistic - even if I am aware of the fact that still a lot needs to be done.”

Meanwhile, the other side of the McLaren garage wasn’t a happy one in Bahrain as Jenson Button had reliability issues throughout the weekend and failed to start Sunday’s race. Besides scoring points, McLaren’s major challenge is seeing both cars homeĀ 

“Well, more or less we knew that we were weak in some areas, so this will be very carefully investigated in the next couple of weeks,” he said.

“Of course for Jenson the situation was unpleasant as he prepared for the race in the best way and the engineers and mechanics worked all night until close to the race start to get him on the grid - unfortunately without success. Hopefully such a situation will not occur again.”

<p><b>Daniil Kvyat admits he is frustrated with the poor start to his Red Bull career , but says he has a lot of confidence in his own abilities and “doesn’t care” if other people are doubting him.</b></p><p>Having impressed during his debut campaign with Toro Rosso last year, the Russian was promoted to Red Bull following Sebastian Vettel’s departure to Ferrari.</p><p>However, life at the Milton Keynes squad hasn’t been easy so far with as he has had two retirements in four races and also made a couple of driver errors.</p><p>“I will not doubt my own abilities, and if others have, I don’t care,” he is quoted as saying by Autosport.</p><p>“It’s frustrating of course, but on the other hand things can turn around very quickly.</p><p>"Obviously, there are things to look at and I’m used to sorting things out with hard work and dedication and that will not change.”</p><p>The problems with the Renault engines have also not helped his cause and he feels it is only a matter of time before things fall into place.</p><p>“It’s about having clean sessions all the time and this is not really happening at the moment,” he said.</p><p>“When it’s so tight, any small thing can hold you back but I’m looking forward to finding a [clear] weekend.</p><p>"Then it will be interesting to see where I stand and if I will still be a bit backwards or in front.</p><p>"I don’t even know where I am at the moment.”</p><p>Source: PlanitF1.com</p>

Daniil Kvyat admits he is frustrated with the poor start to his Red Bull career , but says he has a lot of confidence in his own abilities and “doesn’t care” if other people are doubting him.

Having impressed during his debut campaign with Toro Rosso last year, the Russian was promoted to Red Bull following Sebastian Vettel’s departure to Ferrari.

However, life at the Milton Keynes squad hasn’t been easy so far with as he has had two retirements in four races and also made a couple of driver errors.

“I will not doubt my own abilities, and if others have, I don’t care,” he is quoted as saying by Autosport.

“It’s frustrating of course, but on the other hand things can turn around very quickly.

"Obviously, there are things to look at and I’m used to sorting things out with hard work and dedication and that will not change.”

The problems with the Renault engines have also not helped his cause and he feels it is only a matter of time before things fall into place.

“It’s about having clean sessions all the time and this is not really happening at the moment,” he said.

“When it’s so tight, any small thing can hold you back but I’m looking forward to finding a [clear] weekend.

"Then it will be interesting to see where I stand and if I will still be a bit backwards or in front.

"I don’t even know where I am at the moment.”

Source: PlanitF1.com

<p><b>Struggling McLaren-Honda expect a significant step forward in performance at the next grand prix</b>.</p><p>The team, who have yet to score a point this season, are introducing developments to both car and engine in time for the Spanish Grand Prix on 10 May.</p><p>Racing director Eric Boullier said: “Most of the back end of the car will be new.</p><p>"Every race we bring new chassis parts to increase performance.”</p><p>He added: “Hopefully we will have some new engine technology which will allow us to unlock some performance.”</p><p>Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix was McLaren’s most competitive of the season so far, with Spaniard Fernando Alonso just missing out on a point in 11th place.</p>

Struggling McLaren-Honda expect a significant step forward in performance at the next grand prix.

The team, who have yet to score a point this season, are introducing developments to both car and engine in time for the Spanish Grand Prix on 10 May.

Racing director Eric Boullier said: “Most of the back end of the car will be new.

"Every race we bring new chassis parts to increase performance.”

He added: “Hopefully we will have some new engine technology which will allow us to unlock some performance.”

Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix was McLaren’s most competitive of the season so far, with Spaniard Fernando Alonso just missing out on a point in 11th place.