|#14 Fernando Alonso
FP3: No time 3 laps
Q1: 15th 1m38.451s (on Options)
Q2: 12th overall 1m38.826s (on Options)
“I think both Jenson and I could have got through to Q3 today: we had the pace, and we had been saving tyres and engine ready to go for it… until the red flag ended the session.
“It was massively frustrating not to be able to complete my final lap in Q2 – there really was a lot of potential in the car today.
“Let’s put it into further perspective: not too many races ago, we were just making it into Q2, now we’re frustrated not to be in Q3. That’s definitely a good direction in which to be heading.
“Finally, I slept like a baby last night: 10 hours without waking up once. Today I was full of energy. When I’m in the car, I still feel a small something through the corners and over the bumps, but I didn’t take any pain-killers today.”