The Alpine team finished both free on Friday at the start of the field, followed by two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, saying he felt the car was competitive.
So far, he’s shown a solid home run performance on Alps Team: Esteban Ocon finished fifth in FP1, Fernando Alonso finished seventh, Spain finished fourth in FP2 and the Frenchman finished sixth.
In light of this, it is not surprising that the two-time world champion pilot expresses satisfaction and considers his day successful despite the difficult circumstances.
“We had to face very difficult conditions today. The wind was strong and the temperature was high, but I think we can be happy with what we were able to achieve in our two free practice sessions on Friday.”
“We tried some new parts on FP1 and then on FP2 we followed our planned program and were able to collect several kilometres. Now and tonight, we will analyze the data we collected, but so far I think we will look competitive, and then we will see what it will look like on Saturday,” Alonso said.
Ahead of the French Grand Prix, Alpine is seventh in the constructors’ points race, with Aston Martin 12 points, and Alfauri 14 points ahead of last year’s Renault.
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