Renault just too strong claims Button
World Champion Fernando Alonso
said in Germany today that he does not know who can rival Renault in this weekend's European Grand Prix.
Alonso was the fastest race driver in Friday's second free practice session despite opting to
site out the morning session. After seeing drivers from Ferrari and Honda get within half a second of his lap, he was mystified as to who could pose the most serious challenge.
"I think we have done very well so far this season in winning three of the first four races (as a team), but the advantage has not been like last year," Alonso stated. "A lot of teams are very close together this year. We were the fastest race car (in the afternoon) but it's hard to say who will be our rivals this weekend because so many are so close."
"The grip was low on the car and the balance was inconsistent.
That made it hard, but it's normal for Fridays and it will probably be tomorrow before we get a clear picture of whether it will be Ferrari or Honda or McLaren who are up there at the front."Jenson Button
had earlier said that he expected Renault to be in a class of their own. "Nobody has a chance to win here except Renault," Button said. "They're just so strong at the moment that you can't really look past them."