Oil leak put Alonso out of FP1

Date published: May 12 2017

Honda have announced that it was an oil leak that curtailed Fernando Alonso’s running in Friday’s first practice in Spain.

The double World Champ spun on his out-lap at the Circuit de Catalunya when his wheels locked up as the engine failed.

A notably frustrated Alonso spent a few moments looking at the rear of his MCL32, which had fluid pouring from it.

Honda have confirmed that it was an oil leak.

“[It was an] oil leak on Fernando’s car,” said a Honda spokesperson.

“The issue is under investigation.

“In the interest of time we are changing the power unit.

“He will be back out on track during FP2. ESS [Energy Store] and CE [Control Electronics] will remain unchanged.”

Alonso left the circuit after his break down, heading back to his hotel where he played a bit of tennis.

Keeping the body active ?

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