The Alpine F1 team had a very successful Sprint Qualifying race at the 2021 British Grand Prix as both drivers gained positions and will start in the top ten positions in the race on Sunday. Fernando Alonso with a blistering start went from eleventh to fifth position at the start.
Alonso finished in seventh position at the end of the race. Esteban Ocon started in thirteenth position and finished in tenth position to gain three places. So it was a good Saturday afternoon for the Alpine F1 team and puts the team in a good position to have a double points finish in the race.
Davide Brivio, the Alpine F1 Team Racing Director, was satisfied with the team’s performance and said: “It was an exciting race for us, so a very positive Sprint qualifying all in all! We decided to start with new Softs, which was a calculated risk, but a good choice from the team. Fernando definitely made the most of the strategy; he did an incredible first lap, gaining six positions in half a lap and then he fought all the way through the race.
“With Esteban we also moved up a few positions, which is important for the actual Grand Prix tomorrow. It was a good job from the drivers and also the whole team and now we need to try to consolidate our positions tomorrow.”
The Alpine F1 team lies in seventh position in the constructors’ championship with 32 points. The team is in a close fight with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team (44 points) and the Scuderia AlphaTauri team (48 points). A double points finish at the 2021 British Grand Prix will help the team improve its position.