Fernando Alonso and the long faces at Aston Martin: "We have four teams ahead of us". "We need a little more performance to challenge the teams in front, but this is a race, a track and we will work hard to progress in Jeddah," says Mike Krack.

The Emeritus stopped by Sakhir yesterday to greet the Spanish pilots. Lance Stroll was sixth yesterday in this section (326 km/h) and Alonso, tenth (324km/h).