Haug hints – Alonso running heavy?

(GMM) Fernando Alonso is running a healthy load of fuel for the first stint of Sunday's British grand prix, McLaren-Mercedes' Norbert Haug hinted after qualifying.

The reigning world champion qualified third, behind his pole sitting teammate Lewis Hamilton and the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.

But Mercedes' competition director Haug told the German broadcaster Premiere: "I must say that Fernando's achievement should be assessed as very strong.

"That will show up tomorrow."

Spaniard Alonso, 25, told reporters following the session that he hoped his strategy would "pay off" at Silverstone on Sunday.

He added: "I didn't have an easy day in Q3 but tomorrow I will try to win the race, that is for sure."

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