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The customer also wanted the vehicle to have the feel of a truck and the performance of a sports car.

Formula 1: McLaren ringing car changes to ‘close the gap’ after Shanghai

“We need to understand why we are slow in qualifying, why we are better in the race and why we are behind the other Renault teams,” racing director Eric Boullier said.

McLaren had expectations of battling for podium finishes and even wins this season following their switch to Renault engines from Honda, having claimed last season that they had one of the best chassis but were being held back by their engine.

But Alonso’s best qualifying position so far was 11th at the opening grand prix in Australia, and he was 13th on the grid in both Bahrain and China. He finished fifth in Melbourne and seventh in the other two races.

Team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne has qualified behind Alonso in all races and scored points in ninth and eighth places in Australia and Bahrain.

Alonso said of his seventh place in China: “A good Sunday for us. Fridays and Saturdays are a little bit worse but the points are given on Sunday. So far, so good.”

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Car lovers revved up for Moncton show

Joe Savoie says he's had a passion for cars ever since the Dukes of Hazzard years. He'll be one of more than 20,000 people from the Maritimes and beyond expected at the Moncton Coliseum this weekend for the annual Radical Speed Sport East show.

It features everything from custom cars, to hot rods and race cars from Ontario to Delaware, including one vehicle that was at the first show in 1975.

"Some of them just blow me away," Savoie, the show's promoter, said in an interview with Shift NB's Vanessa Vander Valk.’

"I've been doing this for years, I've been building my own cars for years. It's just a blast to see what these guys will come up with."

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