23rd on the speed charts at the end of today’s two-hour session and will have to climb from 26th place on the grid, the middle of the ninth row, on Sunday.
” data-reactid=”33″>The two-time Formula 1 world champion was only 23rd on the speed charts at the end of today’s two-hour session and will have to climb from 26th place on the grid, the middle of the ninth row, on Sunday.
He said: “You always learn things. We had a couple of test items to analyse in today’s practice.
“At least two were positive, one of them was negative so I think we made another step forward with car balance and confidence in the car, so we’re quite happy with the results. And next time in the car is the big one.”
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Alonso is trying to complete motorsport’s triple crown of conquering the Monaco Grand Prix (which he’s managed twice), the 24 Hours of Le Mans (also twice) and the Indianapolis 500.
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Looking ahead to Sunday’s race, Alonso commented: “It’s going to be a challenge for everyone. I think this year’s car is a challenge in terms of traffic, following, and setting up the car. It’s going to be hotter on Sunday as well.” data-reactid=”66″>”There are many factors that will make the car and the race difficult for everyone so we just need to rely on strategy, on luck, on pure pace, chasing the balance in the pitstops, and to make the car fast for the final part of the race. ” data-reactid=”67″>”We’re starting at the back so it’s even more challenging – but we love these kind of things.”
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