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What a frustrated Fernando Alonso said on team radio after another DNF at US GP

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While Lewis Hamilton came out on top in the United States Grand Prix, it was another frustrating day at the office for Fernando Alonso.

The McLaren driver has two Formula One world titles to his name, but this season couldn't have gone much worse for him.

He currently sits 16th in the driver standings and the Spaniard has now retired seven times from Grands Prix this season.

All in all, the former Ferrari man has failed to see the chequered flag eleven times this campaign and he was left frustrated once again in America.

After starting eighth on the grid, Alonso looked on course to secure a top 10 finish, but 25 laps into the Grand Prix and his dreams had faded once again.

Alonso was only saying earlier this week how happy he was to be continuing his relationship with McLaren next season, but judging by his frustration as he had to retire once again, he was not happy with his team.

A video has emerged showing how Alonso reacted to his car failing him once more and what he said over the team radio.

“I think I have an engine issue," Alonso said.

"I can’t believe it. Another six or eight points [lost].”

There's no doubt the 36-year-old cut a frustrated figure and you can hardly blame him.

Earlier this week, Alonso was asked if it hurt to not be involved in this year's championship fight, Alonso told Channel 4: "No, not really. You don't have any special feelings when you are not fighting.

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"I think when I was fighting for the championship you see Sebastian winning, maybe it is hurting sometimes because maybe you feel that you deserve it more or you had this possibility here and there. When you are not in contention I think it is not big thing. It's not your battle.

"In a way I am happy that Lewis gets this fourth title. It's strange to see four Vettel and three for Hamilton, now there is much more logic."

Here's to be hoping he'll be in the championship battles in the future.

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McLaren
Fernando Alonso
Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen
Max Verstappen
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