2018 British GP: McLaren Ready for Home Race as Boullier Resigns

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Great Britain, Round 10 of the 2018 Formula 1 Championship – McLaren’s home Grand Prix.

The final race of F1’s first triple header will take place at Silverstone, on McLaren’s home soil.

McLaren haven’t scored any points in Great Britain since 2015, when Fernando Alonso got his first ever points for McLaren-Honda.

Despite a great race from Fernando Alonso, who scored points in Austria for the first time since Spain, McLaren have slipped down to 6th place in the constructors championship.

With the news of Eric Boullier stepping down from his position as McLaren’s racing director, and rumours of McLaren’s IndyCar project to be on hold, it’s now apparent, that Fernando Alonso’s F1 future seems to be set to continue with McLaren in 2019.

Gil de Ferran will replace Eric Boullier from the British Grand Prix onward.

Fernando Alonso, Prior to the British Grand Prix:

“It’s always special to race at the British Grand Prix – the fans are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the sport, and as a McLaren driver we always receive massive support from the British crowd.”

“It’s also one of the best tracks of the year, a hugely exciting challenge for the driver, and a great amount of history that has made it one of the classic grands prix on the calendar. It has some of the best corners of any circuit in the world, and it’s mega when you get it just right – even more special when you can push lap after lap.”

“We managed to maximise everything we could in Austria to bring home some points and, although Silverstone is a tough track, I hope we can put together everything we’ve learned and do the same at the British Grand Prix. Hopefully the support from the home crowd will also give us an extra boost to end this trio of back-to-back races.”