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How Long Will Fernando Alonso Realistically Accept Mediocrity at McLaren?

Fernando Alonso scored his first point of the 2015 Formula One season in the British Grand Prix, but far more significant was the point he made after the race. Despite McLaren-Honda's lack of competitiveness this year, Alonso and team-mate Jenson Button have acted as the team's spokesmen in post-race interviews, channeling positivity and optimism, maintaining confidence and using the company's 2015 buzzword: progress. But at Silverstone? Alonso had a face like thunder. Curled lip. Forced smile. He rejected the notion that his first point could be a turning point in McLaren's season, telling Sky Sports' television coverage of the race how he would dedicate the result to the team for "the hard work of many months now." He later elaborated on...

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