In the season opening Formula One race in Australia, McLaren scored as many points with their new power unit than they did in all the seasons they were paired with Honda. It was a dream start to the 2018 season.
Then, in the second race in Bahrain, they once again scored double points.
It didn’t start out as the weekend that they would have hoped for, with both drivers failing to qualifying inside of the top 10, but pit strategy and doing a one stop race helped aid in both McLaren drivers finishing inside of the top 10 again.
Fernando Alonso brought his No. 14 McLaren home seventh with his teammate Stoffel Vandoorne coming home one spot behind in eighth in his No. 2 McLaren.
While they’re still not there yet as far as competing for wins, they’re getting closer and closer. They’re making themselves back into a contender again. Even though their losing streak reached 100 races now in Sunday’s Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, both Alonso and Vandoorne are having fun again.