GP Russia: Alonso: “I Think that it is possible to have a car in Q3”


Sochi is a path of peculiar, but of time the start of the
team McLaren-Honda is the less promising
. Fernando Alonso and Jenson
Button have been moved in around the tenth position in the first two sessions
of free the GP of Russia, to such an extent that Jenson Button has been placed
eighth during the FP2 with a time of 1:39.196. For its part, the best lap
Alonso has been two-tenths slower than his teammate, although both pilots
have been able to work on the aerodynamics, and the realization of long runs to
throughout the two sessions

In this line, and after getting off the McLaren MP4-31, Fernando
Alonso has been quite positive and hopeful
: “Fight for enter
in Q3, it would be a good news for us. I Think that it is possible to have a
car in Q3
. I know that some times in the past, our results during the
Friday have made us to be a little too optimistic with respect to our
possibilities for Saturday, but this time the car has felt good. Not
we are at 100% still, ceo that we can find something more. We’ll see if that is
enough to reach the top 10 in qualifying”.

Tweaking their estimations on a technical level, Fernando Alonso
acknowledges thatThe car was a little unbalanced in some curves,
but we also need to maximize the power and make the tires work
to the correct temperature to be able to improve”.
These three are the keys
for the pilot spaniard, who hoped that during the day of Saturday, may maximize
the performance of the McLaren MP4-31 to be more competitive in qualifying
and to get the full potential that has the monoplaza.


Jenson Button has demonstrated similar feelings to those of
your companion box after the free seconds: Has been a positive day, in
. We’ve been fast on Fridays on other occasions and know that we
faced with the prospect of having to save a bit of fuel
during the career. Even so, hope that we will be able to call to the door of the
Q3 in the day tomorrow
and achieve some points during the race
Sunday, but to classify within the first ten will limit us in the
choice of tires”.

unlike some other riders that have had problems
run the tyres during free practice, Jenson Button has shown
satisfied with the performance achieved at this point with the McLaren MP4-31:
This circuit is still easy enough for us with the
, because we are able to do a lot of laps with them. I think
that people are still thinking of whether to make a strategy of one or two
stops in the race, lthough I believe that I will choose a strategy of one-stop. In
in any case, it’s going to be an interesting weekend”.