Fernando Alonso will start from ninth position in the French Grand Prix . For the second time in a row, the Asturian driver surpassed his teammate and will have a great opportunity this Sunday at the Paul Ricard Circuit: “Points will be expensive tomorrow, but we will try to be there and take advantage of any opportunity ,” he concluded. of the classification.
The sensations have been very good during the weekend for Alonso, who seems to have passed that stage of adaptation to the car. Something that he showed in qualifying this Saturday: « It was a good time. I think we have made the most of the car . From the last attempt of Q1 to Q3 I have moved two tenths up and down, so that was the time. In other classifications this did not happen to me and I left with a bittersweet taste, but this time I have been very happy from the beginning, “he said.
The medium tire was the one chosen by Alpine and Alonso in a classification in which he again surpassed Esteban Ocon: “Normally, red is the one that costs me the most. The hard one supports my more aggressive driving better, but here we wanted to avoid it and we had three soft reserved for today . Even in Q3, as we thought I was going to go faster on one lap.
Finally, Fernando Alonso appreciated a race in which he will start from ninth position: “It will be very tight. We have bad customers around us, with Ferraris, McLaren and those who come out with new tires behind, so the points are going to be expensive. I don’t think it will be a race with many points, but we will try to be there and take advantage of any opportunity, “he concluded.