Sports Writing, Oct. 8 (EFE) .- Spaniard Fernando Alonso (Alpine), double Formula 1 world champion, who starts seventh in the Japanese Grand Prix this Sunday, said at the Suzuka circuit that “under the rain” they would be “a little better”, but that he prefers that the race takes place “in changing conditions, from dry to wet”.
“I think in the wet we would be a bit better, or so it seems. But the best would surely be a changing course, from dry to wet; and take advantage of an opportunity”, commented this Saturday, after qualifying, the double Asturian world champion, who among his 32 victories in F1 includes two at the Japanese Grand Prix: those of 2006, at Suzuka; and 2008, in Fuji.
“It went well. Having few laps in the dry, during the third free practice, we had to improvise a bit, in view of the time trial, in terms of the settings. And I think it went went well, in the end, “commented Alonso this Saturday to the Dazn television channel.
“We have a good position for tomorrow, on the clean side as well. The weather is a bit changeable, so we’ll see how things go at the end,” explained Fernando on the Mie Prefecture track, which he has always described as one of his favorites; and in which it will likely rain this Sunday, although the forecast does not specify at what time.
“I think on a wet race we would be a bit better, or so it seems. But the best would surely be a changing course, from dry to wet; in which we could take advantage of an opportunity, risking more than the cars in front of us; that more important things are at stake, like the championship”, indicated the brilliant Asturian pilot, unique, with the seven-time English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) -who starts this Sunday sixth- who won the Japanese Grand Prix both at Fuji and at Suzuki.
“We can risk more, so hopefully we will,” Alonso said on Saturday at the legendary Japanese circuit.