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Alonso: Turkish qualifying ‘best Saturday of the year’

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 09: Fernando Alonso of Spain driving the (14) Alpine A521 Renault during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on October 09, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso qualified sixth for the Turkish Grand Prix, in what he described as the “best Saturday of the year.”


  • The Spaniard is “very happy” with his qualifying performance, stating he feels comfortable in wet conditions like those at Sochi.

What he said:

  • “I’m very happy, it’s been the best Saturday of the year,” he told DAZN F1. “We come from the best race in Sochi, where I’ve felt good in wet conditions and now too.”
  • “In the end we’ve kept sixth place. We’ll see how we finish the job tomorrow.”
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