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Alonso coped with ‘so much stress' in wet qualy

Fernando Alonso was more pleased than his team-mate Esteban Ocon about how Alpine had handled an unusually wet Russian Grand Prix qualifying session. Rain is rare on a Formula 1 weekend at Sochi, but thankfully the washout that had been feared due to an ominous weather forecast did not materialise and qualifying took place as scheduled. The circuit was still damp, but it dried enough to allow a final run on slicks in Q3 and that resulted in Alonso setting the sixth fastest time with Ocon down in 10th. “It was not enjoyable,” Alonso told reporters afterwards. “There was so much stress out there because we’ve never run in the wet here at Sochi – after seven years it’s the first...
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