Fernando Alonso hopes for a strong race tomorrow while admitting they were not able to use their car to its maximum potential.
Alonso was heard on the radio complaining about having lost time on track in his final flying lap in Q2. What could have been assumed as a cry for a slipstream has now been explained by the Spaniard.
He revealed that the team was unable to capitalize on the car’s potential completely due to problems with traffic. It was quite unfortunate as he missed Q3 by 0.025s.
“It has been a shaky classification as far as traffic is concerned. We had more rhythm to enter Q3, but we have not been able to take advantage of it. We have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Tomorrow’s sprint qualifying will be interesting as the race start will be crucial. Alonso has spoken of being confident with his A521 during race starts, and he reasoned that they are instinctive in nature which works to his advantage. Given this, he is keeping his calm as he hopes to cover up some of his lost ground in tomorrow’s sprint race.
“All this is part of what we have to learn for next year and to improve as a team. We will see what we can do tomorrow.”