GPI 2016 Japanese Grand Prix - Page 152

FEATURE M 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