Former McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has said that McLaren can't be written off heading into the 2011 season, despite a poor pre-season. Alonso has insisted that McLaren shouldn't be under estimated with the new MP4-26.
McLaren have had a difficult start to pre-season testing with Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton both struggling in Barcelona.
A poor pre-season has traditionally spelled a troubled season for teams. With the 2009 season a prime example for McLaren.