Austria

Last Race: 21st June Austria

Austria GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa
Great Britain

Next Race: 05th July Great Britain

Alonso was powerless in qualifying

2014-04-05 19:49:00

 RSS

Share:

Alonso was powerless in qualifying

Fernando Alonso will go into Sunday's Bahrain GP with "nothing to lose" as he will line up ninth on the grid.


The Ferrari struggled on Saturday night around the Sakhir circuit, later revealing that his F14T was losing power.

However, given his deficit to those ahead, including team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, the Spaniard believes there may also be something else wrong with his car.

"Not an easy qualifying - we were losing power and the car seemed slower on the straights," he revealed.

"I did a 1min 34.5 in Q2 and a 1min 34.9 in Q3 with less fuel, so we need to check what's happening - maybe the floor is damaged because we are losing a lot of time on the straights."

His best time, a 1:34.992, put him tenth quickest in qualifying, however, he will start ninth due to Daniel Ricciardo's penalty.

"We are nearly out of the points already in ninth - we have nothing to lose.

"We know the Mercedes engines are good here and we have a threat from behind from Vettel and Hulkenberg, so it will not be easy."

Related Links
Rosberg Ends Lewis' Pole Position Run
Saturday's Gallery From Bahrain

Chris Goodwin drives a McLaren-Honda MP4-5

Editor's Picks

Good Race, Bad Race: Austria

Good Race, Bad Race: Austria

Nico Rosberg topped the charts, Lewis Hamilton is on the pit wall and did you hear the one about McLaren...

Conclusions From Austria

Conclusions From Austria

Danger is never far away, McLaren into the abyss, game of moans and more in our conclusions from the Red Bull Ring...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Williams Update The FW37

Williams Update The FW37

Williams arrived in Austria with perhaps their largest update package for some time and Matt Somerfield looks at some of those upgrades...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...