Stratospheric Alonso, Ferrari has found an unexpected ally: I will attack Verstappen

Even if the pole of the Canadian GP went to Verstappen, in qualifying the real protagonist was Fernando Alonso who launched his Alpine in second place: “We proved to be highly competitive”

Max Verstappen dominates the qualifying in Montreal but the scene takes off Fernando Alonsoable to snatch an incredible second place on the starting grid of the Canadian GP scheduled for Sunday 19 June. The Spanish driver was surprising on the track made slippery by the rain and managed the three qualifying sessions in the best possible way, snatching the second best time in the final which means the front row, ahead of the Ferrari of Sainz who finished in third position and at the Mercedes of Hamilton, quarto.

Alonso had already shown interesting signs in free practice, managing to prevail in the third session ahead of Pierre Gasly’s Alpha Tauri and Sebastian Vettel’s Aston Martin. His Alpine finished in 1’33 “836, much better than a tarnished Max Verstappen and finished in 10th position. Then, in qualifying, the Belgian took back first place, but it was the Spaniard who gave his best, surprising everyone and finishing in second place. A demonstration of quality and strength that will not make Red Bull sleep peacefully.

More than positive sensations with a more than enthusiastic Alonso immediately after the conclusion of the starting grid formation: “The race of tomorrow?“he answered smiling to the post qualifying microphones.”I think I’ll attack Verstappen right from the first corner. Today has been fantastic, so far it has been an incredible weekend for us …“continued a radiant Fernando:”The car was perfect, I felt so comfortable driving this car and the fans pushed me to go the extra mile. “

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As expected, pole position eventually went to the reigning world champion, Max Verstappen, with a time of 1: 21.299 on the intermediate tires, but Alonso flew his Alpine, stopping at just 645 thousandths, doing better than Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton: “The track changed from minute to minute, but I always felt at ease. For the moment we are experiencing an incredible weekend, in which we have proved highly competitive since the first free practice. We usually lose a bit on Saturday. pace, but today we went very well in these conditions “. Waiting to surprise again, tomorrow in the race. Verstappen is forewarned.

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