Far from saving something for the race, Fernando Alonso proved he’s back. The two-time champion had his first qualifying session after a two-year absence from the Formula 1. The team driver Alpine He improved his times by almost 1 second with respect to the practice sessions and made it clear that he will seek to improve his times in the race this Sunday.
After qualifying, Alonso spoke to his team on the radio and made it clear that this Sunday he wants to continue advancing. After being ninth in the grid, the Spaniard asked the team what difference were those in front, among which was Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. Alonso was three tenths behind them.
After confirming what was the time and that of his rivals, Alonso already set the goal for Sunday’s race: «Ok. I get it. I’ll pass them tomorrow at the start, ”he said. With a killer instinct, Alonso already knows that he is in for great things on his return to Formula 1. His teammate, Esteban Ocon, could not manage to beat his new teammate, who at 39 is in a great moment.
After the test, Alonso spoke with the few journalists who can be in the Formula 1 paddock. There he was very happy with the result he obtained in qualifying and made it clear that he hopes to have a better performance in the race. He knows that the podium is far away, but at the start he already warned that he will seek to advance as many places as possible.
“Tomorrow everything will be new in the race, the start, the pit stops, which are not the same in rehearsals, because they have to be done in two seconds. I hope I do not make mistakes, “said the two-time World Champion, who in case of achieving a podium will be number 98 of his sports career.
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