ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE
The 2017 Italian Grand Prix ended up a fruitless race for McLaren-Honda, as both drivers failed to reach the chequered flag. Starting from the rear of the grid, Stoffel Vandoorne and Fernando Alonso managed to make up a number of places in the early laps, running as high as P10 and P11 respectively. A loss of power cut Vandoorne’s race short and he retired to the pits just after the halfway mark. For Fernando, the progress was short-lived, as he struggled with upshifts due to an issue with the gearbox sensors. He drove an aggressive race, despite a car that was difficult to manage. The gearbox issue progressively worsened and the team lost the ability to monitor it due to the sensor issues, and opted to retire his car as a precaution.