For the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso was not a surprise successful performance of Carlos Sainz in his first Grand Prix in the Renault lineup.
During his debut race weekend in the French team in Austin Carlos took eighth place in qualifying and in the race for HONEYCOMB Sainz finished seventh.
In season 2017 Sainz takes the ninth place (54 points) in the drivers ‘ championship, while Alonso is only the 16th (ten points).
“For me it was not a surprise to its strong performance in Austin, said Alonso’s comments to Spanish television Movistar. – Except that he was good, I have nothing more to say.
But the next year Carlos will be not so easy, because McLaren will be ahead of Renault. He needs to enjoy the moment while he’s ahead of me.”
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