The belgian driver McLaren managed to replicate his best result in the race with the team british, which coincidentally matches the one achieved in the Bahrain Grand Prix last year in his first rallye along to the Woking.
“it Has been a weekend quite positive for me, we came here hoping to be competitive and we were able to be in the top ten throughout the weekend,”, said Stoffel Vandoorne. He lost three positions on the square eighth square it occupied on the grill before they turned off the lights, for the benefit of Sainz, Perez and Ocon, but still finished in last place that awards points on Sunday. “When you have an opportunity like this, you have to grab it with both hands, and that’s what we did”.
Before you make your stop, the team observed the distance that separates it with the men who had behind, “trying to make a overcut”, but Vandoorne is spent braking in the pit stop: “I made a small mistake and locked the tire, extending the stop”. The mechanics were a bit shocked by the excess of speed of the #2, but fortunately none of them came out damaged from that incident.
I Made a small mistake and locked the tire, extending the stop
“however, my race pace was encouraging, we were clearly faster than the Force India”. Alonso saw no threats to their position by any of the pilots of the team that commands Vijay Mallya, but the champion of the GP2 in 2015 could do nothing to avoid it. “Advance was very complicated, although in the end we managed to score”.