Alpine’s Fernando Alonso is happy the team are back on pace, saying a few tenths could change a lot this weekend in Paul Ricard.
Alpine seem to be the third quickest team out of the gate in France. A good improvement for the team which has struggled to score points in recent rounds. Alonso has seen this improvement too, and hopes it will continue over the weekend.
“Hopefully we can keep this speed into tomorrow,” Alonso said. “But yes, I think at the end of the day, the moment of truth it’s going to be very, very close in the midfield and a couple of tenths will change a lot. So let’s see if we are in that higher part.”
“We were all questioning ourselves: what was happening in Monaco and Baku? We still don’t have all the answers, but it seems more normal, our level of competitiveness here, and this is a positive thing for the rest of the year, for sure.”
“It was fast for us today. The car felt good, we experimented a little bit with the set-up in FP1, FP2. Not a clear answer yet, but yes, it seems to work fine so far.”
Alonso and teammate Esteban Ocon will hope to impress the home crowd on Sunday.