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Sainz scare and “a couple of tenths” that Alonso lacked

Sainz scare and "a couple of tenths" that Alonso lacked

Sainz will start fourth this Sunday behind Leclerc, Pérez and Hamilton. The man from Madrid spoke of a car whiplash on his Q3 lap that cost him at least those two positions. In any case, with the adverse weather at Spa-Francorchamps, he is aiming for the best possible result this weekend.

“The conditions were very complicated, every time we went out on the track it was different. I passed Q1 and Q2 well, but then I didn’t do one of my best laps in Q3, he had quite a scare at turns nine and ten. It cost several positions, but I’m happy to get through such a difficult classification and get into the top-3. Anything is possible this weekend with the weather looking difficult for the rest of the weekend. In the end we had a dry classification and we’re not that bad In dry there is everything. We’ll see where we are. There will also be mixed conditions for the sprint, as long as the visibility is good it is always nice to drive in Spa”, he explained about qualifying.

Alonso, who will start ninth in the Aston Martin, commented: “It was stressful, every lap was a new game and you had to adapt to changes in grip, and you’d hit corners where you hadn’t been that fast before. In Q1 and Q2 we had to overcome the sessions, in Q3 we tried to do one lap. But apart from Verstappen it’s all very tight, so we’re a few tenths off seventh. The car behaved well, but we still lack those tenths compared to our direct rivals. I hope we can make up for Sunday. It wasn’t completely dry, the pianos for example. We will see the degradation because we are going to the race without information. The longest batch must have been two laps. We’ll see on Sunday.”

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