“Considering Miami, maybe I look at it differently now,” says the Spaniard, who called the stewards “incompetent.”
It was the day that seemed the most complicated when Fernando Alonso He broke the streak of four runs without adding anything. At least 11 places, from the bottom of the grid to ninth at the finish line, his biggest return since the 2018 Austrian GP. “It’s like a win and I hope that from now on we start scoring points consistently”, underscored the Alpine leader, who will have his first opportunity to continue progress in Monaco on Sunday.
“We still have to improve on Sunday, but today we did a good job. It’s been a race on our part in strategy and tire management,” analyzed Alonso, who decided to change the engine on Saturday night, aware from the extreme difficulty of reaching the points. “This world is turned upside down,” he specified, without mentioning the ugly memory of Jeddah, Melbourne or Imola, when his effort received a great reward.
He also almost pointed out the mistake of his mechanics during the second pass through boxes, when the left rear wheel seemed to be completely stuck. Similarly, by the way, which contrasts with what was seen in Miami only two weeks earlier and which apparently more Alan Perman You Otmar Szafnauer, time sitting in front of the monitor. In any case, those 5.9 seconds pit stop Don’t change your position excessively at first lando norrisNeither against the one who crossed the finish line with a lead of eight Yuki TsunodaWho arrived with about four behind.
However, as soon as he rejoined the asphalt, Alonso had already recovered with a good overtaking mick schumacher, By lap 34 he too was shaken Yuki TsunodaAlthough his best maneuver of the afternoon came on the seventh lap, against Sebastian Vettel, straight at the end.
“He did his job in Miami”
Despite these factors in his baggage, Fernando did not hesitate to talk about “another strange weekend” as, in his opinion, the A522 had the pace to climb to sixth place, a confirmation of this. Valtteri Bottas o la saptima, give Stephen Ocon, The Frenchman, who was only left without a pair in the Emilia Romagna GP, already leads him 26 in the world championship.
In any case, Alonso’s parade through the Montmel mixed area left some even more delicious comments. Particularly in relation to his conflict with the FIA, which he himself broadcast during the official press conference in Montmel before the first free practice session. “Considering Miami and what I said on Friday, maybe I look at it a different way now,” he admitted. “The stewards did their job and by car, in the heat of the moment, things are seen differently,” he corrected.
“We all work together to make the show better”, added the double winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, shortly before reiterating his great relationship with the FIA president. ,Mohamed Ben Sulayem He is a good friend,” he stressed of Emirates. “I have a lot of confidence in his way of leading changes and improving everything,” he assured, after admitting that he asked the commissioners Apologies were made and ” in particular ” to the chairman of the regulation organism.
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