Fernando Alonso may be returning for McLaren after competing in the Indy 500 but there are set to be no change to the team's fortunes ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend. Alonso retired with 20 laps remaining in Indianapolis when running in seventh, suffering engine problems akin to the issues which has beset his 2017 Formula One campaign.
The Spaniard missed the Monaco Grand Prix to compete in the endurance event after failing to finish three of the season's five races this term.
Alonso enthused about competing but returns to F1 with the hope of turning his campaign around.
Central to McLaren's issues is the underperforming Honda power unit and has ensured the team are yet to register a world championship point this season.
With the circuit in Montreal including several on straights the velocity of the car is set to be tested again, and boss Eric Boullier says problems beckon for the Woking-based team as a result.
"Of course, we're very much looking forward to having Fernando back in the car again in Canada, after his McLaren Honda Andretti Indy 500 adventure," he said. "What he has achieved in just a few short weeks has been phenomenal, and the whole team is looking forward to catching up with him and congratulating him on a hugely impressive performance.