Fernando Alonso endured yet another frustrating McLaren weekend at the Bahrain Grand Prix
Stoffel Vandoorne did not even start the Grand Prix after his engine failed on the installation lap.
His McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso had been forced to abort his hot lap in Q2 on Saturday due to engine problems of his own.
But the Spaniard did at least make it to the grid on Sunday although once again he repeatedly complained on team radio about the lack of grunt from the engine.
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"I have never raced with less power in my life," Alonso said at one point.
"Do whatever you want," he snapped angrily when questioned about tyre strategy.
Sky Sports F1 expert Ted Kravitz even suggested that Alonso might have followed through on a threat to retire on the last lap if he wasn't in the points, a theory that McLaren failed to debunk with an ambiguous statement about his retirement
Fernando Alonso found himself racing at the wrong end of the grid in Bahrain
However, the 35-year-old appeared to refute that claim in an Instagram post shortly after the race.
"We push every single lap," Alonso said.
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"Didn't have the pace to be in the points today.
"Let's hope for a better race in Russia."
With three Grands Prix gone in 2017, Alonso is yet to finish race while the team themselves have just one completion across the two cars.
And the lack of performance is so drastic that McLaren have permitted Alonso to miss the Monaco Grand Prix to race in the famous Indy 500 in the US.