Fernando Alonso said he’d got everything he could out of his car after taking pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix:
Obviously it was not easy qualifying. We had very little running in dry conditions in practice and it seems to remain damp in some parts of the circuit.
So we arrived in qualifying not 100% confident in the car in some corners. We built up confidence in Q1 and Q2 and tried to push the limit in Q3.
Both attempts were similar in terms of lap time but obviously in the car we don’t know what others are doing.
I think we got 100% out of the car today and that was the aim for us.
Team mate Felipe Massa will start from last on the grid after suffering a car failure in Q1.
Alonso later radioed the team to say he felt strange behaviour from the engine. He said the team had changed the engine maps on his car to play it safe:
We tried to understand Felipe’s problem but obviously until we get the car back and look at the telemetry we don’t know.
We made some changes to our car to avoid risk. We ran with some experimental things here and after Felipe’s problem we went back to the standard ones. In Q3 with the right maps the car felt better.
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