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Fernando Alonso has no doubt Honda will produce a competitive power unit next year, saying the big question is about how McLaren will adapt to Formula Ones new regulations. Cheap Dortmund Jerseys Authentic .Honda struggled for reliability and performance on its return to the sport last year, but has corrected the main weaknesses of the 2015 power unit this year. The Japanese manufacturer is preparing for another step in 2017 and Alonso is confident the Honda engine will not be McLarens Achilles heel next season.After struggling a lot last year we found ourselves in a position that we are enjoying and competing with the midfield cars, he said. Next year we want to do the final step and fighting for much more than this. I think we have a great opportunity with the new rules, because everything will mix. If we are able to produce a quick car from race one we have a chance to do well.On the engine side I think we learn a lot this year, much more than last year because last year it was about making the power unit survive a weekend -- we had to make it last until the chequered flag. It was down on power, down on batteries, down on reliability, down on everything, so it was difficult to learn because it was just to make it run. This year I think we are fine-tuning the engine a lot more so I think the knowledge this year will pay off even more next year with the power unit.Im quite confident on that so the big question mark is the new rules, the new aerodynamics and on that I am also confident because McLaren is a big team with a lot of resources, with a lot of possibilities so I think its looking good for next year and Im looking forward.New aerodynamic regulations are set to change the look and lap time of Formula One next year, with F1s rule makers hoping to make the cars five seconds per lap faster. All teams have increasingly prioritised 2017 development as the current season has progressed, but despite Alonsos optimism, McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says it is impossible to know how his teams 2017 car is progressing compared to its rivals.I cant update you much because I dont want any information in the media! Boullier said. And I have no reference. You hear many stories in the paddock that the regulations have been changed to introduce more downforce and performance, and I think every team has found much more performance than the current cars.But we have no reference yet, so we are on our own and we will see in February [testing] where we are compared with the others. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic . Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. Wholesale Dortmund Jerseys .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. http://www.cheapdortmundjerseys.com/ . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- When Ryan Hunter-Reay picked up his first win of the season in Alabama, he regretted that his wife and newborn son werent on hand for Victory Lane photographs. He made up for it Saturday with an early Fathers Day celebration at his favourite track, no less. Hunter-Reay continued Andretti Autosports domination at the Milwaukee Mile, winning the IndyCar event for the second year in a row and third time in his career. He became the first driver to win back-to-back races at the Mile since Tony Kanaan in 2006 and 2007 when he was driving for ... you guessed it, Michael Andretti, himself a five-time winner at Milwaukee. "At Barber, that was one of the races that Beccy and our son didnt come to and I felt bad because we didnt have the pictures of him in Victory Lane, so this is even better," Hunter-Reay said. "To do it on Fathers Day, to do back-to-back at Milwaukee, I love this place. Every driver, you ask them, they respect this oval the most." Andretti drivers have won five of the last nine races at the mile oval and nearly had a perfect day Saturday in a race that was promoted for the second year by Michael Andrettis marketing company. Hunter-Reay got the win, E.J. Viso finished fourth and James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ont., was fifth. The only blemish was pole-sitter Marco Andretti, who led the first 62 laps before his day fell apart with an electrical issue. "He let me down," joked father Michael Andretti. "I really feel bad for Marco. He was running really strong, really strong all weekend." But it was still a huge success for Andretti, who is in negotiations with IndyCar to promote the race next year but makes winning at Milwaukee a priority for his organization. "We come here with a philosophy of what I had back when I was driving, and we just carry that on, try to stress that to the engineering and the drivers on the way we used to do it then," Andretti said. "Theres things we used to do that really used to work. Seem to still be working." Alex Tagliani of Lachenaie, Que., finished second last in 23rd after his car suffered a mechanical problem. For Hunter-Reay, it was the second win of the season for the defending IndyCar Series champion. And it came at the site of the track he used to jump-start last years title run -- Hunter-Reay reeled off three consecutive wins starting with Milwaukee last season to climb into the championship race. He wasnt thinking cchampionship in the closing laps, though. Cheap Dortmund Jerseys. His focus was on Fathers Day and son Ryden. "Those last few laps I was thinking, Man, Ive got to do this for him," Hunter-Reay said. "Its so special, hes 6 months old, getting to have my little guy here in Victory Lane is the best Fathers Day gift." IndyCar Series points leader Helio Castroneves was second and followed by Penske Racing teammate Will Power as Chevrolet swept the podium. It was the first podium finish this season for Power, who hasnt won a race since Brazil last year. He made a bold attempt to pass Castroneves for second in the closing laps before cautiously backing off a touch. Power said after the race he had to consider the big picture and that his teammate is the current points leader while racing for position. "That was close, I wanted to race him very cleanly because hes leading the championship," Power said. "I was like Man, I dont want to take you out. Helio continues to get good points, and its cool to get (my) car up on the podium. Weve just got to keep chipping away and in the meantime, Im going to help out Helio as much as I can. If I can beat him I will, and make some hay on the championship." Scott Dixon was sixth in the highest finishing Honda and was followed by Takuma Sato, who dominated the middle section of the race but was shuffled out of contention when Ana Beatriz brought out the final caution and pit cycles dropped him deep into the field. Still, it was the best finish for an A.J. Foyt Racing entry at Milwaukee since Foyt himself was fifth in 1988. "The yellow came out and that was very bad timing for us because it put us behind those who hadnt pitted yet," Sato said. "They were able to pit and get ahead of us which is why we lined up in seventh. Then they had fresher tires, too, so it was really tough to pass them back. It was still a great race, but it was so disappointing in the end. Really a shame." Dario Franchitti, Justin Wilson and Kanaan rounded out the top 10. Marco Andretti wound up 20th and was passed by teammate Hunter-Reay for second in the IndyCar standings. "Its unfortunate, we came here for a win and had a car to do it," said Andretti, who was slowed before the electrical issue by a poor pit stop. "The voltage went straight down and I lost all kinds of power. I couldnt shift, the clutch didnt work. We came back for all the points we could." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '