Fernando Alonso says F1 Belgian GP was better than the recent races they have had and he felt competitive again.

After few low-key F1 weekends for Aston Martin, Alonso was back in a fighting position albeit not for the podium positions but Top 5 places. The Spaniard felt competitive in Belgian GP even though it wasn’t a clean run in qualifying.

“I felt definitely more competitive than the last few events,” said Alonso. “It was not an easy weekend to go into the rhythm, and the wet qualifying and track changing all the time. So not much experience on dry. And yeah, I was lucky at the start.

“Before Eau Rouge I made a few places there, and I was a little bit worried if we will fall back, you know, and the pace will not be good enough to keep that position. But it was good, today the car felt fast. We kept one Mercedes behind, one McLaren behind.

“So we were in the mix. And that’s good news before the summer break. It was the same for everybody. We were more or less, I think, apart of McLaren, I think we were all on the dry setup… dryish. So yeah, more than the wet or dry setup, it was the changeable condition.

“So, we never did two laps with the same conditions all through the weekend. It was just getting drier and drier and eventually into the slicks. And that was all about qualifying, the spring format is always like that,” summed up Alonso, who credited Aston Martin for the work they did during the weekend.

“I think the car felt fast, the guys did an incredible job again on the strategy, also on the pit stops,” said Alonso.” We made a few places also yesterday, even if we didn’t finish the race. And yeah, I think the car felt more normal.

“So we had few thoughts after Hungary after Silverstone. So the team was making few setup changes also to the car. And I think he’d be off today. The car felt more normal, more competitive. So yeah. Happy and a good boost for summer,” summed up Alonso.

Here’s how F1 Belgian GP panned out