Alonso blames the car for its poor classification … but that of his teammate Ocon is performing well

Fernando Alonso, in the Alpine box

Fernando Alonso, in the Alpine box
Fernando Alonso, in the Alpine box
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Fernando Alonso he was not happy at all after his classification of the Portuguese GP. Reasons to be angry he has: he did not make the cut to Q3, he will come out in a poor 13th position and it will be difficult to fight for points.

Fernando Alonso, at the Portimao circuit

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Instead, with the same car, Esteban Ocon yes it was a great classification. The Frenchman not only went to the final round, but also achieved a great 6th time, surpassed only by Mercedes, the Red Bulls Y Carlos Sainz. Although they both wear the A521According to Alonso, his car was not going well.

“It has had nothing to do with the weather (climatological), is that the car was different compared to the third free training a couple of hours before. It has worsened eight tenths, almost a second if you add the gasoline from the third free one an hour and a half ago. You have to see what has happened because the time has become more difficult compared to the morning, “he justified as soon as he finished.

The data, however, contradict him. In the third free practice he scored a 1: 19.949 as the best lap, while his best lap in qualifying, that of Q2, was 1: 19.456. Half a second faster in the afternoon than in the morning.

Esteban Ocon, in front of Fernando Alonso in Imola

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But what most contrasts is its difference with respect to Ocon. The Frenchman has been faster than him in all sessions They go from the weekend in Portugal except in the free seconds, when Alonso took a huge 5th time to finish Friday with a good feeling. Both in the third free practice sessions (Ocon was 5th, Alonso 14th), as well as in Q1 (Ocon 4th, Alonso 13th) and the final Q2 (again Ocon 4th and Alonso 13th), the French surpassed him with solvency.

The adaptation of the two-time champion on his return to Formula 1 is not being as expected, especially since his young teammate is showing why he is one of the great talents of the quarry of Mercedes. It remains to be seen if this Sunday the Spaniard is able to finish ahead, but for now he will have to assume that it is the second team driver.

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