Formula 1 – Fernando Alonso: «Qualifying is likely to be essential at Albert Park»

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) hopes that the good results achieved in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will help them this weekend at the Australian Grand Prix, an event to which they arrive “with their feet on the ground” and knowing that “qualifying will probably be fundamental”.

“We head to Australia feeling good after having achieved two consecutive podiums and we hope to build on these results this weekend,” celebrated Fernando Alonso in statements published Wednesday on his team’s website.

The Asturian believes that the ‘AMR23’ “has performed quite well at two different circuits so far”. “However, our feet remain on the ground and we are realistic that, to continue achieving good results, we must deliver in all areas of the team,” he warned.

The two-time world champion recalled that the Australian Grand Prix “is always a fun race.” “I’m curious to see how the track differs from previous years. It’s going to be even faster than last year and hopefully we’ll see more overtaking,” he added.

“But as always, qualifying will probably be crucial at Albert Park, so we need to make sure we have a strong Saturday to put ourselves in the best possible position to score as many points as possible,” Alonso sentenced.

For his part, his teammate, Lance Stroll, goes to the third race of the season “anxious” to forget the “disappointing” abandonment in Saudi Arabia and agreeing with the Spaniard that Albert Park “is another very different circuit” to the first two. “There are no expectations, we will face it day by day,” he said.

“It’s a great track that evolves throughout the weekend as we fit tires. I especially like the chicane in turns 9-10, which is very fast and is always fun to drive,” added the Canadian.


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