GP Bahrain: Stoffel Vandoorne: “Alonso has helped me a lot today”


Stoffel Vandoorne not got a lot of attention today on the track,
staying away from the records of Jenson Button in the table of
times. But the belgian was mainly focused on adapting to the
and improve it as much as possible from the face of the classification and
the race.

To this end, the current champion of GP2 was a help
priceless: Fernando Alonso. The Spanish were all day
your side to advise you, something that Stoffel thanked when exiting the
car. “For me it’s a great opportunity, it is not ideal to be mounted
in the car without having done the test, but for the moment everything is going
, he said. “Fernando has helped me a lot today, he helped me to
find a good set up because he knows better the car
I obviously, it is fantastic to have him close by
,” said the belgian.

“it Was a busy day doing many turns, pit-stops, and
practicing departures”
, admitted Vandoorne, who told the press
busy was on the trip from Japan to Bahrain to take
part in the Grand Prize. “Everything was frantic, engineers
calling me and sending me documents and data that I had to read”

Jenson Button was the sensation of the day on a sporting level, with a
third best time that makes him optimistic of face-to-enter the
Q3 on Saturday. “The car’s not bad, it is a good start, but still
there is a long way to go”
, said wary of the british,
not without admitting his optimism: “it has been more fun than others
Friday and we have a car that is really good to drive. I would say
that has been the best Friday of the last years”

The british supports that think Mercedes lacks sense,
pointing out that “the difference is very large but I am sure of that
we can fight with the cars that are now behind us.
we Were third in the second session without changing conditions, and
we have been third in the speed control, so that we can
aspire to Q3
, he ended up saying Button.

Jenson did not want to lose sight of the performance of your new
companion, to the one who had words of encouragement. “it Is a pilot too
talented, in sectors 2 and 3 was as fast as I, so if
what would have been the first, would have been as fast as I in the
global spin”