Alonso: “Seventh is ok, but it is not the position I dreamed of for any pilot”


Second best qualifying of the year for the spaniard, after the seventh post from the that started in Grand Prix of Spain, before you leave to contest the Indianapolis 500-Mile race.

the chassis of The MCL32 seems to shine on tracks like the Hungaroring, in which the power unit is not so relevant for the lap time, and both McLaren have managed to sneak in among the first ten pilots of face-to-grill-out tomorrow in the race.

Seventh and eighth is the best of the earthly; we know that the top three teams are out of reach

“As we mentioned on Thursday, this is a circuit that is more favorable to our performance, where the engine has a bit less, and you had to take the outcome forward”, commented Fernando Alonso. The #14 racing ahead at more than three tenths behind his team-mate, but the two will leave seventh and eighth, after the penalty of five positions of Nico Hülkenberg to replace the gearbox. “I Think that seventh and eighth is the best of the earthly; we know that the first three teams are out of reach, surely, Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull, so hopefully we can keep morning these positions”.

Be ‘the first of the rest’ is the trend this season, as teams who command the table are at a level that is well away from the others teams of the grill. Alonso ensures that this result “means that we fulfill the work we had planned, the objective behind the big three and take advantage of our potential,”, although, however, “you have to confirm it tomorrow, because the points are not given on Saturdays”.

The box of the Woking stagnated a long time ago at the only two points they got in Baku, in a crazy race, and Spanish McLaren wants to take advantage of this opportunity to expand this figure. “We have very few points this season, many dropouts, so now that we have both cars in the points, look very much the reliability tomorrow and try to finish the race, which will surely be good points”. The worst start to the season of the british down a lot to his two men, with Vandoorne and Alonso, without the possibility of participating in races because of the reliability.


The pilot star of McLaren is celebrating this weekend.

“We have the power unit is fairly new, it seems to me that only made the Friday of Silverstone. We have been preparing for this race for some Great Prizes, and time is everything going well, but you have to confirm it as I say tomorrow”. The double champion has already stated this week that he hoped that it would be worth the be penalized at Silverstone, so things should go well for them after having sacrificed a GP previously.

Finally, Alonso joked with the press, mentioning that “hopefully there are other gifts, because seventh is ok, but it is not the position I dreamed of for any pilot”. Ensured that the objective that had been proposed up to the time this GP of Hungary was fulfilled, but “there are other things moving behind, let’s say, that have nothing to do with the seventh position”.

I Hope that we are fighting for the pole, not for being the seventh

When I insisted that they know more details of that another gift on the day of his 36 birthday, Alonso continued having fun, making reference to “other things… you can’t say, that there are children watching tv”. Finally, he asserted that “no, no, not going there… are things logically to the next year, 2018, and may we be fighting for the pole position, not for being the seventh”. His real goal for his future in Formula 1 is to be able to fight for wins and the championship, but who knows what is to be able to his team next season.