Fernando Alonso will start on the front row of the grid for the Miami Grand Prix after an intense qualifying session at the Miami International Autodrome.
Fernando secured his second front-row start of the season, following up from his place at the front of the grid for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in March.
A dramatic day concluded with a red flag in the final part of qualifying, meaning that none of the drivers could improve on their final runs.
Fernando kept his cool in the challenging conditions, and secured his grid position on used Soft tyres. It also equals Aston Martin’s best qualifying in F1, after also taking P2 at the 1959 British Grand Prix.
“It was a very good qualifying session. Things have been a bit up and down for the last few events – Baku was very difficult – but, over a regular weekend format, we’ve been able to experiment with a few different options on the car.”
“We put it all together for qualifying – the car felt good. And there was still a lot more pace in the car because my Q3 lap was done on used Softs. On my second run, on fresh rubber, I was already a few tenths up – but then the yellow flags came out.”
“The result gives us a lot of confidence for tomorrow – Sunday is usually our day; we take care of the tyres and have good race pace. Plus, starting further up the grid always makes things a little easier.”
“Getting on the podium will still be difficult but we’ll just do our race – it’s going to be tough but we’ll enjoy it,” said Alonso.