Formula 1 News

My hope is for after the summer - Alonso

The Spaniard clocked fourth best time today in practice at Hungary.
Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26th, 2013 (F1plus).- Fernando Alonso is not expecting to "surprise" with world-beating pace this weekend in Hungary. Still, the spaniard had two decent session today. 

In the afternoon, his Ferrari clocked fourth best time, but only 0.162 slower than pace setter Vettel. 

Alonso does, however, think Ferrari has ended its recent trend of stagnant development, and hopes to be at the wheel of a faster car "after the summer".

But Alonso, who did not run at Silverstone recently, revealed that Ferrari did test some new parts at the young driver test.

"We won a tenth or two," he is quoted by El Mundo newspaper. "But so did the other teams.

"So I don't expect any surprises here in Hungary. The gaps will be the same. My hope is for after the summer.

"So in Spa and in Monza, and the other remaining races, hopefully we can regain some lost ground."

But Alonso said a lot will depend on how Pirelli's latest tyre change, combining the 2012 structure with the 2013 compounds, affects the individual teams.

"This is the fourth tyre change this season in formula one," he said. "Some have been good, others not so much.

"Hopefully this one will be good."

(GMM)

Your Comments

 

Next F1 Race

China
Apr 12
China

Formula 1 News

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Vettel stuns Mercedes in Malaysia

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pole-sitter Hamilton stings in the rain

F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Lewis Hamilton 43
2 Sebastian Vettel 40
3 Nico Rosberg 33
4 Felipe Massa 20
5 Kimi Räikkönen 12
6 Felipe Nasr 10
1 Mercedes 76
2 Ferrari 52
3 Williams F1 30
4 Sauber 14
5 Scuderia Toro Rosso 12
6 Red Bull Racing 11

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

Malaysian Grand Prix
Kuala Lumpur, Sepang Circuit
1
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
2
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
3
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
Fastest Lap

Nico Rosberg
1'42.062s

Pole Position

Lewis Hamilton

View all »

 

Follow Us