mixed fortunes for the team McLaren-Honda in the standings of the GP of Great Britain, every time that Fernando Alonso has managed to get in Q3, while Jenson Button has been eliminated in Q1. The Spanish rider has surrendered to a high level and will have the reward of going out in ninth position after the penalty of five positions that you drag Sebastian Vettel. For his part, Button has been seen as not classified to the Q2 per mil in a move controversial because at a first moment had been taken away from his best time to Kevin Magnussen, which would have given him the classification.
Of time, all are good words of Fernando Alonso. After a promising Friday, the performance of the McLaren MP4-31 has been at the height during qualifying, something that has wanted to highlight the pilot asturian: “This weekend has been positive for us so far. we Still lack a bit of speed on the straights, but we can compensate for this deficit in the fast corners. I think that we are in a position where we can score points tomorrow. In fact, I would like to see the two McLaren-Honda in the points“.
In this aspect, the double world champion explained: “In qualifying we didn’t have more speed to go up in Q3, but starting from the ninth position after the penalty, Vettel is a good place for us, especially after having two races with reliability issues. There is No forecast of precipitation for tomorrow, but have a few drops of rain in the middle of the race would be fun for me. So I think that we are ready and we can score in any circumstance that we present during the race”.
fortune has not smiled to Jenson Button during the first two days of the Silverstone, as has been recognized by the pilot himself: “has Not been a weekend with luck for me until now. One of the pieces of the rear spoiler has fallen off on my first lap in Q1, which deteriorated the rear of the car during the rest of the lap. I am surprised at the time that I’ve got, because this problem came to us in the curve of eight, which is where they start the high-speed corners at this circuit”.
The british driver confirmed that: “We’ve tried to fix it with the order to leave it again for a second lap, but unfortunately we are out of time. Even so, I’m smiling because this issue is timely. We’ll take care of it and we will come out stronger than ever. I’m going to be waiting for a little rain or something unexpected happens in the race, because what is true is that having regard to the performance of my companion still keep the goal of the points tomorrow“.