After two years of absence, Fernando Alonso He was officially racing again in Formula 1. The two-time World Champion had had a great performance on Saturday, and was preparing to repeat or improve the results in Sunday’s race. However, a brake failure, due to a unusual reason caused the team to recall the car for safety reasons, ending his first race.
Behind the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Technical Director of the team Alpine, Marcin budkowski, explained what were the reasons why the Asturian had to abandon the race. Although he confirmed that the brakes were failing, especially the rear ones, he explained the reason for this error. This caused the dismay of many fans, who expected much more from Alonso’s debut.
Budkowski explained that after the first pit stop, engine problems caused the car’s performance to start to decline considerably. The performance of Alonso’s Alpine began to improve with the running of the laps. This improvement was frustrated after fans saw Alonso entering the pits, ready to retire.
Reason for withdrawal
The reason for Alonso’s retirement was not due to engine failures, but rather because the loss of brakes made the car dangerous. The reason the brakes started failing was a sandwich wrap. This had been thrown on the track by the few fans who could get tickets to be on the Bahrain circuit.
“A sandwich wrapper got stuck in the rear brake ducts, causing high temperatures and damaging the braking system, and we decided to withdraw for safety reasons. It was a shame. Above all, considering how solid Fernando was showing up to that point, ”Budkowski commented after the race.
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