Fernando Alonso delighted with ‘boost’ for Aston Martin after double points result at Silverstone


Fernando Alonso was satisfied with Aston Martin’s double points result in their home race at the British Grand Prix, with the Spaniard confident that the outcome has given a “good boost” to the squad heading into the next races on the calendar.

After two challenging weekends in Spain and Austria – during which the team failed to score any points – things looked to have markedly improved as the action got underway at Silverstone, as Alonso and team mate Lance Stroll found themselves closer to the top of the timesheets in Friday’s opening practice session.

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Both cars then qualified within the top-10 before going on to take home valuable points for the team on Sunday, with Stroll crossing the line in P7 ahead of Alonso in P8 in a race of changing weather conditions.

Asked afterwards if he was pleased to get those points on the board, Alonso responded: “Yeah, definitely. With both cars [scoring] points, I think it’s never easy – you can have a DNF, you can crash, you can make a big mistake on the tyre choice, all this kind of thing. So to execute the race more or less trouble-free is already a success.”

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