The first weekends of the season weren’t the best for Fernando Alonso. After two years of absence, the Asturian returned to the Formula 1 with the intention of constantly fighting for points. However, the two-time champion had only been able to add twice, and this Sunday in the Azerbaijan GP He was back in the top ten thanks to his masterful driving.
The Asturian had been fighting to enter the tenth place with renowned pilots, such as Valtteri Bottas. However, the red flag caused by Max verstappen It gave Fernando Alonso another hope. When it was confirmed that he would start from the grid again, starting a ‘new career’, Alonso’s hunger was awakened by this unique chance.
The Spaniard was in tenth place when launching the last two laps of the race. However, in only a few curves he overtook several drivers, causing the nostalgia of his fans. For the first time this season, Alonso could be seen competitive and with the same mentality as in his best moments. At the end of the race, he finished sixth, his best result in 2021.
After the ‘mini race’, the executive director of the team Alpine, Marcin budkowski He assured that the outlook was not good for the team in the run-up to the race. However, he stressed that ‘Alonso’s magic’ was the only positive for this weekend, in which they could leave with some points in the portfolio.
“The positive thing about the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was Fernando’s magic to win four positions and finish sixth, which is a great reward for everyone’s hard work. He is back, and in a very competitive state. Now we have to work together to get back into shape in the next race in FranceBudkowski said.
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