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Alonso: Ferrari’s pace in Spa a real surprise

+ Fernando Alonso admits that Ferrari’s pace during qualifying has come as a something of a surprise, on a track the Scuderia expected to struggle at. Alonso came into this weekend expecting to be roundly beaten by the Mercedes-powered Williams cars, owing to the high-speed nature of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Despite this, Alonso equalled his season best qualifying result of fourth, ahead of both Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, something of a shock for the Spaniard. “It has been a good surprise, the weekend in general,” he told the media on Saturday afternoon. “I’m definitely happy with the result. I’m in front of the Williams, I’m one second in front of my teammate....
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