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Many of Formula 1’s midfield teams are unhappy with the current state of the championship’s engine war, and it looks like there’s no end in sight for Red Bull, McLaren, Toro Rosso-Honda and Renault.

McLaren’s relief at finally ditching Honda and moving on to papaya orange pastures new is palpable.

Fernando Alonso was on typically bullish form in Australia, talking up his Formula 1 team training its laser focus on Red Bull , despite some obvious residual shortcomings with the MCL33, and a 1.3-second deficit to the fastest RB14 in qualifying.