Fernando Alonso already marks ground on Esteban Ocon and Carlos Sainz aspires to return to the noble zone

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso
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Max verstappen has broken with the domain of Lewis hamilton in the rankings at Paul Ricard, as he had achieved them all since the Formula 1 return to this French route, and will start in front of the men of Mercedes. The one of Red bull It is confirmed as the great alternative, which will seek to escape even further in the general classification this Sunday.

With Sergio perez fourth, the first of the rest was Carlos Sainz. Again, the Madrid pilot gave the chest ‘do’ and left Charles Leclerc from behind, something that nevertheless turns the tables on Sundays. Although he will have to improve in the race, the truth is that Sainz is in a position to be proud: this has been the fourth ‘top 5’ in the last five races.

Fernando Alonso, during the free practice of the French GP

Fernando Alonso promises battle on the difficult asphalt of France: fourth in free practice and encouraging pace

You have to go down four more positions on the grid to see Fernando Alonso, 9th, which is setting one of his best weekends overall since he returned to Formula 1. Not so much for the result, but for the sensations. The Asturian rider later confessed that he feels more and more comfortable with the Alpine, which is basically not good news for Esteban Ocon.

The Gaul, who had surpassed him in the first part of the season, has given up in all the sessions disputed so far. It will be necessary to see if it is fulfilled again in the race, where Alonso will try to increase the difference of a point that he has over the other driver of the team.

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