cLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have taken a
disappointing showing in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix in their
stride and were hoping to climb up the field in the race.
Neither driver made it through to the final top-10 shootout on engine
supplier Honda’s home turf. Button did not even make it past the opening
phase of qualifying, setting the 17th fastest time, while Alonso reached the
middle section of the three-part session but could only manage to go 15th
quickest when much more was expected from the team.
“There are some races where we will be better and some races where we