Fernando Alonso We got closer to the competitors
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix showed the 13-th result. But because of the engine swap Spaniard will go on the penultimate starting position.Fernando Alonso "Today in wet conditions, the car was just great, especially compared to dry asphalt. We were much more competitive, showing their speed, reached the final and the second round. Obviously, we didn't want too much to play in qualifying because it was not in any sense, but I'll just start from the last row due to a penalty. So we just preserved the tyres and used the engine in a mode with low power consumption. But even so we had a decent qualification.We missed the opportunity to use a tow today, because in wet conditions no one wants to see ahead of the car as visibility and so is zero. But we will use this technique in future races.Today we could be fifth and sixth, so we'll see what we can achieve tomorrow".