Brazilian GP: Alonso: “When it rains we don’t have anything to lose”


Fernando Alonso was one of the great protagonists of the
Friday at Interlagos
, but not for the reasons you might expect. After finishing
fourteenth in the FP1 and placed in the eleventh place in the FP2 with
gums soft, the pilot spaniard was forced to stop his McLaren MP4-31
by a problem in the ERS. Since that time, the double-time champion of the
Formula 1 completed his own show by becoming a makeshift operator
camera. All in all, Alonso calls for the rain to get a good result
at Interlagos
, since for pure performance the ‘top ten’ it is an objective very

Fernando Alonso was not concerned about the
failure of the LRA, the whole time the power unit was destined only for the free in Interlagos: “I Guess I will have to replace the
ERS. there Was an anomaly in the telemetry and they made me stop. There will be that
analysis, but that it was planned to change the whole power unit because this
was the engine of the Friday
, so that tomorrow when we put the race not
will there be any problem or penalty. we Return to the engine that we use
in Austin

“With the heat that we had today we all suffer from grip
and degradation
has said Alonso, who added below: “will Change a little for the next few days
because it is expected a sky more cloudy and less temperature. It is the same for
all, perhaps we’ve been a tad more competitive than in the last Major
, being the tenth and the eleventh. Hopefully that is good news

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Despite this, the pilot spaniard has not hesitated to appeal
the rainfall at the time of have a career more chaotic in the GP
Brazil: The rain I think that may come in handy. Today we know that with
the Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, Williams and Force India made the top ten are
currency almost always. In addition, the reliability at this stage of the championship is
almost absolute and the point is complicated, as we saw in Austin or Suzuka.
When it rains, everything can change and we don’t have to lose, so if it rains it is
a little better”.

A rain has almost missed you in the day of
free, any time the excess of heat in the asphalt has complicated the work:
Has been a difficult day to test because the tires with 50 ° C on the track
have a lot of degradation
. When you stop and do some change in the car
suddenly you’re two seconds slower and it is difficult to analyze the small
details that are changing in the car. we will Try to look at the data and the
telemetry to draw any conclusion

finally, and in a playful tone, Fernando Alonso retrospective
stellar moment as a camera operator,: I was told that they were going to ‘prick’
what you are recording
because it came from Perez, but the joystick is very sensitive.
Have you seen the sky, the asphalt… everything but Perez approach in all
sites, was like looking for a mosquito. I have to train a lot, but let’s hope
that is not for this weekend, and yes in the winter I have time