‘Anger’ drives Alonso to greatest consequence since F1 return
Fernando Alonso admitted he drove offended en path to an eighth-place end Portuguese Grand Prix, which got here after a poor qualifying outing left him with work to do.
Alpine regarded fast all through Friday follow and FP3 on Saturday morning, however whereas Esteban Ocon was in a position to safe a top-six beginning place, Alonso dropped out in Q2 and lined up thirteenth. His quickest lap was 0.9s slower than his team-mate in qualifying, however Alonso used that frustration to ship a formidable race efficiency the place he climbed as much as eighth and crossed the road 1s behind Ocon.
“I feel in Bahrain I used to be extra cautious on all the pieces simply to finish the primary grand prix,” Alonso mentioned. “Imola, I used to be so uncomfortable within the automotive with the situations, I didn’t really feel good on the inters, the visibility, the qualifying was unhealthy, so I feel this was actually the primary race that I used to be extracting the utmost from the automotive. I used to be upset after that qualifying so (within the race) that anger was in all probability on observe as effectively.”
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