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Alonso: Sprint Qualifying was “like a marathon”

British Grand Prix – it might have been a twenty-five minute Sprint race for the fans but for Fernando Alonso defending made it feel much longer. After just missing out on Q3 and the top ten shootout yesterday, Alonso looked on the bright side, saying: “It was unfortunate to be out before Q3, but it’s a new format this weekend. We have another opportunity tomorrow to gain places on the grid until we race on Sunday. Let’s see what we can learn and improve ready for tomorrow.” Come Saturday afternoon’s Sprint Qualifying session, the two-time World Champion seized that opportunity with both hands on the opening lap, sailing past his opponents with ease and moving himself up...
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