Quotes: Dieter Rencken

In the round-up: Fernando Alonso says McLaren’s tweaks to improve the car’s top speed worked.

What they say

Although Alonso said the changes worked he still expects the team will be at a disadvantage on the straights.

I think we tested already a couple of things today. They were on the positive side. I think we picked up a little bit of extra speed compared with the previous races so I’m quite happy with those changes. It didn’t compromise the corners for the slow speed sectors so more things to come. I know it’s going to be one of our weaknesses this weekend but hopefully less than other races.

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On this day in F1

  • Ronnie Peterson put his Lotus on pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix at Monjuich Park today in 1973