When was Fernando Alonso’s ultimate entrance row start in F1 as he claims a surprising second on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix in a moist session in Montreal?
El Plan was working in full strain all by observe and qualifying in Montreal as Fernando Alonso has been on the excessive of the time sheets all weekend for Alpine.
In a moist, nevertheless drying qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix, Alonso was in competitors for pole place.
In the closing ranges of Q3, Alonso, on intermediate tyres managed to pop the A522 into second place on the grid behind pole-sitter Max Verstappen.
Alonso was 0.645s behind Verstappen and pipped fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr to P2, with Lewis Hamilton fourth for Mercedes.
But when was Fernando Alonso’s ultimate entrance row start in F1? Was it his ultimate pole place?
Fernando Alonso’s ultimate entrance row start in F1
The ultimate time Fernando Alonso licensed on the doorway row in F1 was the 2012 German Grand Prix.
Driving for Ferrari, he nabbed pole place in heavy rain at Hockenheim – and went onto convert it in his third grand prix win of the season.
Since then Alonso has been hobbled by poor vehicles – akin to in his McLaren-Honda days when a entrance row start was virtually unimaginable on account of limitations of the bundle.
He left F1 on the end of 2018 sooner than returning after one different Indy 500 try to profitable the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second time.
Since the 2012 German Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso has made 155 grand prix begins between entrance row begins.
40-year-old Alonso is the oldest driver to look on the doorway row in F1 since 43-year-old Michael Schumacher was second on the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix.
What occurred elsewhere?
Hamilton outqualified teammate George Russell for the first time in 4 races as a result of the youthful Briton tried a raffle on slick tyres in path of the tip of Q3.
Russell was the one driver to gamble on slicks nevertheless nudged the barrier at Turn 2 in a run which was solely going to complete with him on pole or inside the fence.
Mick Schumacher secured a best ever qualifying result in F1 with sixth place, behind teammate Kevin Magnussen.
Sergio Perez crashed out in Q2, nevertheless prevented extreme hurt inside the Red Bull, whereas Zhou Guanyu secured a major ever Q3 berth in his rookie season for Alfa Romeo, ending up P10.
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