After Esteban Ocon had to abandon the race due to an unfortunate incident during the opening lap as he got squeezed between Schumacher and Giovinazzi, Fernando Alonso overcame the challenge of finishing inside the point-scoring places after starting fourteenth on the grid.
The two-time world champion collected a well-deserved point for him and his team after fighting George Russell and finally beating him to P10 four laps before the end of the race.
“It was difficult to score points today and we knew this starting from so far back. We are happy with the point, although we know we deserved more this weekend, but it’s better than nothing. It was a tense and a good battle with George [Russell] on-track this afternoon and in the end, we had better tyres and managed to accomplish the overtake,” exclaimed the Spanish driver.
“On a positive, we saw some good improvements from the team this weekend and the car felt good across all three days here. I feel more confident now going into Silverstone for the next race with the car and the tyres and I’m enjoying being more competitive.”
With this result, Alonso expands his points streak to four consecutive races and gained confidence to start the next race in Silverstone.