Fernando Alonso laments that they had to compete under unfair conditions in Saturday’s sprint qualifying, which could have an impact on the championship fight.
After finishing seventh in qualifying on Friday, Fernando Alonso said he would be happy with Saturday’s rain at the Austrian Grand Prix. Rain set the course for sprint qualifying, but the Spaniard and his team didn’t go far in it. The two-time world champion finished seventh again this time – with teammate Lance Stroll finishing behind him in eighth this time. They were less than a tenth of a second between them, but they were 0.8 seconds behind Max Verstappen.
Alonso’s sprint qualification was largely determined by the fact that he had no new soft tires left after Friday. Meanwhile, Verstappen had two – the only one in the field. Alonso also spoke out against the injustice of the rules.
“It’s a small miracle that we made it into the top eight with both cars. Due to the current rules, we only used tires to complete today’s qualifying session.“
“I understand that when the track is dry we have to use the medium tire in Q1 and Q2, then in Q3 the rest (must be soft compound, ed), but in such conditions the rules allow them to use any tire, which is a big drawback for those Who made it to the top 10 yesterday, because we used all of our combinations. I’m not happy with the rules.”
“I hope we improve our sprint coordination. This year is just a test so we can improve, but we are fighting for big things in the championship so we shouldn’t be in such a situation where we have to complete a time trial on used tyres because we did so well and got a In the third quarter yesterday … “ Alonso criticized.
On his promotion chances, Alonso added: “As I said, we shouldn’t be competing in the playoffs in different conditions compared to those who didn’t make it to Q3 yesterday.”
“Never mind. The sprint is coming up, I hope everyone is on the same tires and it will be fairer.” – Tell.
In the third quarter stage of the race’s time trial, only Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon and Kevin Magnussen were present among those who dropped out of the top 10 on Friday, with only Perez beating Alonso.
In the meantime, Hiking found the time experience exciting and enjoyed it. “It’s always fun to drive here. We’ll see what happens in the afternoon. There are some dark clouds here…” – Canadian spy sky with a smile.