Fernando Alonso: F138 “as expected”

Formula One News » Fernando Alonso: F138 “as expected”

“The feeling with the car was OK, as expected more or less, It’s a similar continuation of the Brazil car, let’s say, so it’s more or less the same feeling. I have the same seat, I have the same pedals, I have the same everything so when you jump in the car more or less the performance should be the same as Brazil.”

“It’s nothing really surprising you when driving, so this is at least something good, not like last year when we drove for the first time we were a little bit surprised on the bad side. We have a lot of work to do; a lot of work to do in the next days for the tyres, for the aerodynamics, for some new components and experimental things that we have in the car. We need to keep doing a lot of mileage; in Jerez we had some mechanical problems – especially with Pedro we lost one morning – so we need to put some good laps in this test to prove the car is strong enough to race.”

“Obviously we concentrate on our job – we don’t know what the others are doing – but it’s maybe not the best option to test in the winter when you have a tyre that will do one lap because we have so much stuff to test and so many new things that we have to have clear and good information on those parts, You only have one lap to understand what you put on the car because then you are two, four, six seconds of the pace. But it’s the same for everybody so we need to understand these new tyres better than the others if we can and try to make them last as much as possible.”



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