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Alonso curious to see how Alpine perform at British GP

The Alpine driver is not sure where he will be in the pecking order at Silverstone which he feels will bring some new implications due to the new sprint format.

Fernando Alonso is curious to see what happens at the British Grand Prix due to the new Sprint Qualifying format and the characteristics of the track. Alonso is on a streak of four consecutive points-scoring finishes but is not as confident for Silverstone compared to the Austrian rounds. "I think we are curious to see how the weekend unfolds," Alonso told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "It's a different circuit, very different circuit characteristics so we are not maybe that confident as we were in Austria that the car will be performing at that level. "But let's let's wait and see. The new format will will bring some new implications in how you prepare the weekend. There is only one practice before qualifying so I don't know if everything will be optimised. It's the same for everybody but we need to be sharp and we need to be flexible in FP1." There will be a free tyre choice for the Saturday's and Sunday's races with no mandatory pit stop for the Sprint Qualifying. Alonso believes there is no clear direction to take in terms of strategy with the new sprint format. "There is no clear strategy yet," said Alonso. "Let's see what position we are in for the sprint race then make decisions from there. In a way, the sprint qualifying, the is is a high risk as well in that race because any problem you may have or any contact or whatever, will have implications for Sunday race if you start at the very back. "You need to risk, yes, you need to take every opportunity to make some places, yes. But at the same time with a bigger margin maybe than the proper race on Sunday because it's just a preparation."

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