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Alonso ready to race whatever the weather (VIDEO)

Mar 29, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso fought back from an incident during Q2 to qualify in fourth place for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix, marking just his second start from the front two rows in the past seventeen races.

At the beginning of Q2, the Spaniard was hit by Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat at turn nine after the Russian rookie locked up in the wet conditions. Although the stewards did not elect to penalize either driver over the incident, Alonso did suffer some damage to his front suspension that appeared to scupper his chances of making it through to the top ten.

However, after hobbling back to the pits under the second red flag of the day, the Ferrari mechanics were able to quickly fix Alonso’s car and get him back out just a few minutes after the session had restarted.

Speaking to NBCSN’s Will Buxton after qualifying, Alonso explained how he is not concerned about the rain forecast for the race tomorrow, believing that Ferrari will perform well regardless of the weather.

  1. techmeister1 - Mar 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Alonso again over delivers under adverse conditions. Hopefully the race will be dry but more than likely it will be another CLUSTER in Malaysia. They really should drop this race and go to a better venue. It’s unfair to the teams and F1 fans to deal with the abusive environment in Malaysia.

  2. redrock81 - Mar 30, 2014 at 2:58 AM

    Great work Fernando, getting that car 4th fastest despite that crash and great work by the Ferrari engineers for the quick fix on the car.

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