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2018-06-29 08:56

Image: LLUIS GENE / AFP

Fernando Alonso says the media is exaggerating the severity of McLaren's problems.

Some sections of the media say the once-great British team is in crisis, as it struggles for performance and stands down a potential staff revolt.

Taken out of propoertion

"There is a lot of exaggerated tension in the media. "They have to sell something to the readers, but we are not the worst team. We had a bad weekend at Paul Ricard and we are the first to know it.

McLaren held 'crisis meeting' at Paul Ricard


Alonso said in Austria: "I think those who apparently do a perfect job are behind us in the world championship." 

However, team bosses have admitted that McLaren is struggling with its wind tunnel, and currently using the Toyota facility in Cologne instead.

"More than the tunnel or no tunnel, it's about the improvements. We brought a development to Barcelona and were in Q3 but since then we have not brought anything else," Alonso said.

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