Fernando Alonso admits he is surprised with Q3, will line up in 10th. The Spaniard also expressed his pleasure following secure third successive Q3 appearance.
“I’m definitely happy. It was a nice surprise today to be in Q3. In this circuit, we didn’t expect to be competitive, so it’s a nice gift and we will see tomorrow. “Alonso told Sky F1
“In the race anything can happen with the weather forecast as it is now, so hopefully some rain comes in the race and I score points.”
Fernando added about Honda’s latest power unit upgrade should bring more advantages in Sunday’s race.
“I think our package is more competitive and on the slower circuits than Canada so I think these long straights and big accelerations are not welcome for the power unit we have right now.”
“It’s, as I said, a nice surprise to be competitive but there will be some races that we should be even more so. It’s a good sign of where we are going and the direction the car is taking. New turbo, more harvesting so tomorrow should be a benefit in the race. It’s not so much in qualifying but in the race you can spend a bit more time with deployment.”
“I think everything is more sensible now than 12 months ago so let’s keep going like that.”