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Fernando Alonso braced for ‘tricky’ Baku, set for grid penalty

Fernando Alonso says he is prepared for another challenging weekend at the high-speed Baku City Circuit, with the Spaniard expecting to take an engine-related grid penalty. McLaren-Honda has yet to score a point amid a lack of reliability and performance in 2017, with the relationship between the parties becoming increasingly strained. The high-speed nature of the Baku City Circuit, which will also lead to high fuel consumption, is likely to test McLaren’s MCL32 further, highlighting its weak points. Alonso retired from a points-paying position during the closing stages of the preceding race in Canada and expects to take a grid drop this weekend in Azerbaijan as a result....
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