Two-time champion Fernando Alonso questioned his Ferrari team’s tactics and decision-making strategy Saturday after he was eliminated early from qualifying for the British Grand Prix.
The Spaniard had failed to make the cut to Q2 for the first time since the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix.
“We know there are two Williams and two Ferraris out of Q1, so there’s definitely something wrong compared to the other teams because, when both cars are out in a session like this, it’s because you were in the wrong moment with the wrong tire,” Alonso said.
“That’s something we need to look at. It’s true that it has happened some other times, and we were saved many times by luck. We need to do better next time. I think the bigger teams have longer procedures than smaller teams, so we need to speed up some of the communications and some of the things that we do.”
Alonso agreed it was a difficult call.
“If the rain had come two minutes earlier these people would be in the wall and people would ask `Why do you put dry tires while the track is still wet?’
“But I agree that there were some cars on dry tires today a couple of minutes before us doing green sectors and we were in the garage. So we need to improve that for next time.”British GP, Fernando Alonso, Formula 1