Don’t give a lion dead when it sleeps. While he was struggling until Q2, that was it Fernando Alonso He sensationally rose to an excellent sixth time in Q3 – in any case behind Ocon, who was penalized and down the grid – ahead of the two Mercedes, which earned him third place on the grid. Another golden opportunity after Canada (where he was even on the front row in the rain), this time unable to help Alpine open up an even bigger gap in the standings with McLaren.
“Tomorrow we will have a good chance – Alonso said – Everything is easy and when you start before We hope to take advantage of the opportunity. In Canada we started second and did everything wrong. From the strategy that we don’t use virtual safety cars to battery issues. Tomorrow we want a smooth race and then we will see where we are. Realistically I think 5th or 6th is our level. Mercedes is strong in the race, Verstappen is flying here and sooner or later he will catch up with us.
So a golden opportunity for the two-time world champion, while the same cannot be said for his teammate Esteban Ocon. French, despite coming in Fifth stage – So in what should have been a full third row for Alpine – he had to fulfill the sentence he already knew before the session, which turned out to be a. 17th Square at the starting point: “It’s a positive day for the team and I’m very happy with today’s result – Commented – Everything went smoothly The team did an amazing job By car, made all the right decisions, so congratulations to them. Fifth place is my best qualifying result of the season, so it’s a bit of a shame to get a grid penalty for tomorrow’s race, but we still have the package. Good result tomorrow. Fernando will start third and I will give it my all to regain the grid and bring home some well-deserved points for the team. I can’t wait to give the Belgian fans a good Grand Prix, they deserve it”.
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