Alonso's season continues to go downhill as car rolls away

Fernando Alonso had to react quickly to prevent his car from rolling away in Baku.

Alonso's participation in the second practice session in Baku came to a premature end as his car was plagued by problems once again.   -  Getty Images

There has been much talk of Fernando Alonso potentially leaving McLaren, but the Spaniard almost saw his car leave him on Friday, at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Alonso's participation in the second practice session in Baku came to a premature end as he was plagued by reliability problems once again.

Although an engine issue initially appeared to be the reason for the two-time world champion's car coming to a halt, McLaren subsequently cited gearbox trouble as the explanation.

Either way, Alonso had to react quickly after exiting his vehicle, as it briefly started to roll away.

Judging by his gesture to the race marshalls, Alonso was less than impressed.