Pat Fry has confirmed that the Alpine team is bringing a “reasonably large” upgrade package to the British Grand Prix including changes to the floor and sidepods of the car. With these improvements they hope to be able to settle for fourth place in the constructors’ world championship.
The British Grand Prix will be an exciting weekend
The Alpine team arrives at Silverstone wanting to recover the points they lost in Canada after the problems suffered by Fernando Alonso, moving from the second starting position to ninth at the end of the race. McLaren is currently fourth in the championship, but Alpine is only 8 points behind and they want to be first among the rest.
Pat Fry, technical director of Alpine, has commented in the previous to the British Grand Prix who come into this weekend with high expectations, since they are capable of being competitive whether it rains or not and ensures that the weekend at Silverstone is always exciting.
“Silverstone is a fantastic circuit for Formula 1since many of the curves such as Copse, Maggotts or Becketts are taken at high speed, which it’s exciting for both drivers and spectators”commented Pat Fry in the preview of the British Grand Prix.
“In the first races of the season, the A522 was better in high speed corners than low speed, but the updates we’ve brought have helped balance it out. The main unknown at Silverstone is the weather, but, rain or dry, we have the ability to be competitive”the British continued.
Alpine will bring improvements
Despite feeling competitive, Alpine was not going to sit idly by while the rest of its rivals plan to introduce improvements this weekend and the French team will also introduce some updates to its car “reasonably large”.
The British engineer has confirmed that those at Enstone have managed to introduce a package of improvements for this weekend that will include changes to the floor of the car and the pontoons.
“Everyone at Enstone has been working very hard to produce and deliver on time for this race. a reasonably large upgrade package, including new floor and top-body”he claimed.
“It has been a great effort on the part of the team to have this update prepared, so thanks to those involved for maintaining the intense plan of updates to the car so far this season”Pat Fry said in closing.
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