Fernando Alonso will start the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the ninth position. The Spaniard was unable to complete his second flying run due to red flags, but despite this, the two-time World Champion is confident he’ll do better tomorrow.

“The weekend has gone well so far. [I’ve finished] all sessions seventh or eight. We had rhythm, but every time we were ready to go there was a red flag. We’ve done all our lap times on old tires, we’ve done it to pass 15th place, to pass 10th place, and to be 9th,” he told DAZN F1.

The Spaniard admitted he had more potential but was impossible to show it as the session was regularly stopped due to incidents on track. “Seventh or eight was a possibility today. It was hard to get into a rhythm because they were cutting that progress [due to the red flags] and the car rhythm.

“They told me it’s the first time I make it to Q3 in Baku. It’s a better start than other years. We can overtake tomorrow, but we need a good rhythm. If people continues to drive at a 120% level, there will be safety cars. But if people calms down a bit, we’ll be able to overtake,” he concluded.

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