The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that the last place on the starting grid in Baku, he will be able to count on getting into the top ten only in case of failure of other pilots.
The Spaniard finished the qualification 16th, but due to a penalty for changing elements of the power plant, the double world champion will start from 20th place.
“Of course, we knew that we would have to start from last place on the grid, so in qualifying we tried to check the temp of the machine for short periods with a low level of fuel in the tanks − quoted Fernando Crash.net. − That’s why we result in the qualification was not so important.
In General, the weekend is shaping up to us easy. The race will be tomorrow and Saturday do not give points.
We knew from the beginning that this track does not fit our car, because it is extremely important for maximum engine power. Nevertheless, I believe that we played a good qualification and well prepared for the race.
Of course, it will be difficult to break from last place, but I will try to do my best. We are expecting a long race with a huge number of mistakes, so we need to stay away from the walls and finish the run at the highest possible position.”
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