Ferdinand Alonso He already warned yesterday in MD that he would go all out again at the start of the 2021 F1 British GP, that he would try to gain 6 positions again as he did at the start of the sprint race, where he went from 11th to fifth in only 5 curves. It was very clear to him. Although I knew that I had much faster cars in front of me, at the start, where the hands can make a difference in relation to the mechanics of the car, I would give it a try. With this in mind, he made the training laps before heading to his seventh starting position on the grid this Sunday. But there, testing the limits before the race and testing the evolution of the asphalt, with new medium rubber, he had a little scare at Turn 7.
Tracing through the interior, he sped up and lost control of his car. Then he made a 360º spin that left him again in the correct direction of the line. Fortunately for the Spaniard, he did not stay on the gravel or suffer any incident, being able to continue.
However, by touching the gravel on the outside of the curve a bit, it seems that it damaged some divisions of the diffuser, since upon arrival on the grill, a mechanic quickly applied a kind of putty to stick these areas to prevent the car the Asturian lost downforce.