Another top ten start for the young Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu, who secures himself for tomorrow's start of the British Grand Prix the ninth position on the grid, just behind George Russell's Mercedes.
“Two Q3s in a row, so super pleased with that and in general today”, said the Chinese driver post-qualifying.
For the young rookie, this is his first time at Silverstone in these wet conditions. But despite the constantly evolving track conditions due to the rain that frequently changed intensity during the session, Guanyu was able to get into a rhythm quite quickly throughout.
“It’s my first time driving in F1 here in the wet so wasn’t the easiest one but I was able just to light my lap, getting into the rhythm and getting quicker and quicker. We always had a good pace since the beginning I think so Q1 all the way to Q3 we were able to maximize everything.”
“I mean obviously it applies a lot learning on track, you have to just rather than drive, there’s one line you can stick on in a way you’re always finding something and there’s particularly one sector is more slippery than the others.”
“We have a few laps that there’s standing water, you just have to wait until it dries up and go for it.”
The tricky conditions therefore do not seem to be an obstacle for the Chinese driver, but, on the contrary, an opportunity for himself to demonstrate his talent and also for the team to bring some good results.
“It was tricky out there but I feel like you know I was able to adapt inquire quite well in these conditions, so far I’m quite enjoy these tricky conditions that give us or give me more opportunity to show good results so I’m happy.”