Aston Martin had a great performance in Sao Paolo. Lance Stroll qualified third, while Fernando Alonso finished fourth. Fernando Alonso is delighted with his and his teammate's performance, considering that this could mean a podium for them in Brazil.
The last two races were not ideal for them. They decided to experiment, but it did not bring them positive things. “We need it. I think the last two races we were experimenting a little bit and starting from the pit lane - all these kinds of things.
We needed a nice result here in Brazil for both cars to give some hope to the team and prove we understood a few things, and we are back being competitive. This proves we know what we’re doing and I am happy with that”.
- Alonso said.
Lance Stroll reacts to his performance
Lance Stroll surprised many with his great performance in qualifying. Although he believes that he could have done more in certain parts of the race, he is satisfied overall.
“The car was feeling good throughout the session,” Stroll said. “Q3 was really tricky. My lap was pretty bad but I think conditions changed a lot. I had a few lock-ups and missed some apexes but in the end, good enough for top three, which is a great result." Aston Martin fails to be consistent this season.
In some moments they look like a team that can fight for the top, while in some moments they seem far from it. Their goal in the coming period will certainly be to become as constant as possible. The race in Mexico showed that things are not ideal, and right now they will have a chance to fix things.
“It’s been tricky the last couple weekends. We had a good race in Austin but then a few days later in Mexico a really tough weekend, so today was a great day." Source: Crash.net