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Alonso pleased with Ferrari’s Q3 pitstop strategy

Fernando Alonso says that we made a good strategy call doing a pitstop in Q3 and fresh set of tyre helped in tricky Hockenheim condition.

Also he said that German Grand Prix qualifying Q3 weather conditions was ‘right on the limit’. In any case Ferrari guy today set his successive pole for this season.

The Championship leader Fernando Alonso struggled in Q3 first session, but his team Ferrari made a good call for a pit-stop following he was done fastest lap-time with fresh wet compound and took the pole with a 1:40.621.

“I think the conditions were still very on the limit, as far as it is the same for everybody, I think sometimes it is good to check the circuit conditions,” he said.

“We did Q3 and I think going into T6 it was not easy for anybody, there was a lot of aquaplaning and we are 280/90 km/h so… but you know everything went well for us and we backed off a little bit in those aquaplaning moments and the rest of the lap was clean.”

“In these conditions there are surprises and moments everywhere. It was not fun. When you have these conditions its very difficult to put a clean lap together. Those are survival moments, you need to finish the session and see what you can get. Whatever the position, you are happy because you made the finish.”

“I think also we made a good strategy call doing a pitstop in Q3 and then have a very fresh set of tyres in the last minute. That was when the track was in a little bit better condition and that helped us a lot to improve the laptime.”

In Q3 first session the Spaniard interrupted the error free lap when his team-mate Felipe Massa little bit skid at the hairpin ahead of him, but he was not complained any problem.

“We all wanted to set a time at the start of the session,” he said. “We were all in a group and it was very close for a few corners but it was fine.”

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