Alonso feeling "curious" on 2022 F1 debut at Spa after Canada's shortfalls

Alonso finished sixth in Saturday’s qualifying session for the Belgian Grand Prix, but moves up three places on the grid thanks to penalties for Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Esteban Ocon, leaving only Carlos Sanz and Sergio Perez ahead for the launch. 

It isn't the first time this season Alonso has started so far up the order, after a stunning display in the wet qualifying in Canada gave him P2 on the grid-only to drop back in the race and finish ninth. 

“ I've still some conservative passions, because in Canada, we were on the first row of the grid and we did a lot of effects awry there, ” Alonso said after qualifying at Gym. 

“ We did n’t take any safety auto, we were veritably long with the first set of tyres, we had battery problems. The races are on Sunday, not on Saturday. I want to have a clean race hereafter. ” 

Alonso has finished no advanced than fifth this season, but wasn't getting ahead of himself despite his advanced grid position, anticipating the hastily buses would recover and eventually drop Alpine back to its regular upper- midfield position. 

“ We've strong challengers starting before, the two Mercedes, they're veritably strong on race pace typically, and also( Max) Verstappen ultimately will come into the tribune positions as well, ” said Alonso. 

“ So I suppose really, top five or top six should be our normal position at the end of the race. But let’s see where we're hereafter. ”