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McLaren’s Alonso fastest in F1 Silverstone testing

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso, in action on July 9, 2016, bettered the times of four reserve drivers led by Renault's Esteban Ocon
McLaren Honda’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso, in action on July 9, 2016, bettered the times of four reserve drivers led by Renault’s Esteban Ocon

Fernando Alonso in a McLaren posted the quickest time on the first day of testing at Silverstone on Tuesday.

The two-time former Formula One champion, who finished 13th in Sunday’s British Grand Prix, bettered the times of four reserve drivers led by Renault’s Esteban Ocon.

A second day of testing is scheduled for Wednesday.

The F1 circus moves next to Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 24 with Nico Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate and British Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton by a single point in the drivers’ championship.

Times

Fernando Alonso (ESP/McLaren) 1:31.290 (105 laps), Esteban Ocon (FRA/Mercedes) 1:32.833 (123), Alex Lynn (GBR/Williams) 1:34.433 (54), Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari) 1:34.446 (19), Nikita Mazepin (RUS/Force India) 1:34.521 (35), Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/Toro Rosso) 1:34.643 (91), Santino Ferrucci (USA/Haas-Ferrari) 1:34.866 (55), Pascal Wehrlein (GER/Mercedes) 1:34.982 (48), Rio Haryanto (INA/Manor) 1:35.631 (64), Sergey Sirotkin (RUS/Renault) 1:36.575 (48), Pierre Gasly (FRA/Red Bull) 1:43.891 (52)

Source by: AFP

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