McLaren boss Eric Boullier says that he isn't getting too excited about Fernando Alonso's fifth place in Monaco, and that result can't disguise the fact that the team still has a long way to go to catch the pacesetters.

Boullier agreed however that the result was a useful boost, and at least showed that the team can take its chances when they come around.

"I'm not excited more than this," he told this writer. "We are here to win races, we made the best of the weekend, we had both cars in the points, which is good. That's it, job done.

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"It was a team result. The team did a good job, the drivers drove cleverly and faultlessly, and they managed the tires. It's good for the team and I'm happy for the team. We took the opportunity. But we want more pace, we want to be more competitive."

Regarding expected Honda upgrades he said: "It's coming, but it's not going to be a revolution. We are still not fastest, which is why I'm not jumping up and down."