McLaren shows a consistent performance in both practice session on Friday for Hungarian Grand Prix, Red Bull and Ferrari in a battle for the second and third rows of the grid, McLaren was the fourth quickest team.
Alonso expects to reach Q3 for the Hungarian Grand Prix despite having to take an unscheduled power unit change during Friday practice.
“We’ll fight hard to get into Q3 tomorrow, and I think we’ll have a chance to make it, as we’ve done successfully already a few times in the past few races. Alonso said.
“It’s been a hectic weekend already on our side of the garage, with a power unit change between the two sessions. I didn’t feel there was anything wrong with the engine in FP1, but after the session the data showed some anomalies and Honda therefore preferred to change it for FP2.
“Our positions today look reasonably good but we need to wait and see what happens tomorrow. There’s still quite a lot to do to improve things, especially on the set-up, but we have a few ideas.
“Overtaking on this track is very difficult, so starting as close as possible to the front is paramount.”