After McLaren did very well on Friday in Hungary, Fernando Alonso said that this is a concern for him and his Alpine team.
Alpine were four points ahead of McLaren in the constructors’ championship after the French GP, but considering McLaren’s start in Hungary, Alpine’s P4 could be seriously threatened.
Lando Norris kept his McLaren in P2 in FP2, two tenths from Charles Leclerc, with Daniel Ricciardo also in the mix, just over ten tenths behind Leclerc.
Norris expects McLaren to fall back a bit in qualifying and the race, but Alonso nevertheless believes McLaren looks to be very competitive.
Asked if he was worried about McLaren’s speed, Alonso replied: “Yes, I think they were very fast on Friday. But they were very fast at Paul Ricard as well, so they seem to have found something recently that helped their performance. So yes, we have worry, but to be honest, we already have a lot going on in our team that we don’t pay much attention to.
Alonso was delighted with the feeling of his A522 on Friday, taking P6. He fears the expected change in weather for the rest of the weekend.
“It was a difficult day on Friday to understand the compounds of the three tyres, they behave very differently,” added Alonso. “With the rain on Saturday and maybe a cold Sunday, I’m not sure how much useful information we can get from Friday, but the car felt fast so I’m happy.”