The McLaren MCL33 was the small step forward comparing to MCL32 from 2017 season, which was one of the weakest year in the long history of the team. McLaren with Fernando Alonso (11th in the driver’s championship) and Stoffel Vandorne (16th) was 6th in the constructors standings. The MCL33, designed by Peter Prodromou with Tim Goss (technical director) and Matt Morris (engineering director) and powered by Renault R.E.18 1.6 L V6 turbocharged engine, competed mostly with Haas, Force India and Sauber for places in the middle of the finish list. Alonso finished fifth at the season-opening 2018 Australian Grand Prix and took nine top-ten finishes. He out-qualified his teammate Stoffel Vandoorne at every race. During the season Alonso became increasingly annoyed and disappointed, and decided to quit the team and F1 at all after the end of the season. For the next two seasons he tried his luck and abilities successfully in endurance racing (winning his second Le Mans in 2019) and not so impressively in Indy 500.
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