Fernando Alonso on Friday and the conditions were difficult
The first day of the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan Fernando Alonso with a new engine Honda finished in 12th position. At the end of the day, the Spaniard failed transmission.Fernando Alonso "In the first and second practice we worked with different downforce, collecting information for Saturday. Stoffel also studied the work of the tyres with full tanks, focusing on preparation for the race.On Friday the conditions were difficult. For long straight tyre cooling down, which during braking the wheels blocked. That is why the pilots are so often passed directly. Everyone was looking for the limit of technology - it is normal for a Friday. On Saturday and Sunday this will be.I had to miss the last half hour of practice, so Saturday will have to pass a series of tanks to finish the training. We always have to start last, so the results of qualification, we are not so important."On Friday both pilots McLaren got the new elements of the power plant, for which they will be fined in the loss of 15 positions.