Alonso and Sainz will start ninth and sixth in the Dutch GP - The Saxon

Alonso and Sainz will start ninth and sixth in the Dutch GP

Fernando Alonso, in the Alpine.

The Spanish pilot Fernando Alonso (Alpine), ninth on the starting grid of the Belgian Grand Prix, has ensured that they must be “very aggressive” in the first round of the race to try to gain positions from ninth, as the Circuit de Zandvoort offers little chance of overtaking and “not forgiving” when you make a mistake.

“The whole weekend has been a bit strange: track starts, red flags … Tomorrow there can be a lot of action in that sense, like some ‘safety car’. We will have to be vigilant. For now, we have gotten rid of well. all the problems Being in the ‘Top 10’ gives us a good position for tomorrow and hopefully we can overtake someone. We leave on the clean side, we will try to consolidate the position we have, because we believe that overtaking is going to be very difficult, “he told DAZN.

In this sense, the Asturian assured that the “strategy” will be to try to avoid problems. “We have to be very aggressive in the first lap and from there, style Monaco O Hungary; everything is played around the stops, but action on the track I don’t think there is much, “he analyzed.

Finally, the two-time world champion was somewhat disappointed with the choice of Zandvoort as the World Cup circuit. “It is a different circuit, much narrower, with facilities at the limit … The FIA ​​decides where we race. There is a group of fans of Verstappen incredible, I suppose that will have influenced too. The circuit does not forgive, and that surprises us a little, but after 6-7 years they were all like that, “he concluded.

Sáinz: “One of the toughest classifications”

The Spanish pilot Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) has recognized that he has lived this Saturday one of the “toughest” qualifying sessions of his career, after the hard accident suffered in FP3 that forced the mechanics to work against the clock.

It has been mentally one of the toughest qualys of my career. After everything that happened in FP3, the tension in the pit … It was difficult to concentrate, but the mechanics did an incredible job. The car has not reached the end of Free Practice 3. They have worked it out, they have done everything possible and they have allowed me to go out on the track, “he told DAZN in a statement.

In this sense, the Madrilenian explained that from then on he tried to “make up for lost time” and to “mentally forget the mistake” made. “Little by little we have been improving until in Q3 I was very close to doing a better lap than the rest. Without the error of FP3 it could have gone a little better, “he stressed.

“Tomorrow scoring points will be the priority. Everything is back to normal, with the Red Bulls and the Mercedes ahead. Now we will try to make a good start tomorrow, and it should be a quiet race. It is probably one of the most complicated circuit we have ever been to, every mistake you pay for it. In the race we go less to the limit than in qualifying, but it is a circuit that does not forgive, “he concluded.

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