Fernando Alonso, ambitious after his comeback: “We had a car to do more than 8th, we could have done 6th”

Fernando Alonso, in Portugal

Fernando Alonso, in Portugal
Fernando Alonso, in Portugal
XPB / James Moy Photography Ltd.

Fernando Alonso culminated a great career in the Portuguese GP. After the bad feelings left by qualifying, which he himself did not understand why it was so bad, he ended up climbing to 8th place.

Fernando Alonso, at the Portuguese GP

Fernando Alonso goes back to 8th, Sainz sinks due to another Ferrari blunder and Hamilton triumphs in Portimao

Precisely because they started from so far behind they could not fight for a higher position, since the Asturian considers that they had a car for it.

“The weekend was the best in general, in sensations and pace. The car was good and we were in the fight with Mclaren Y Ferrari, but it went well. In qualifying I still don’t understand why we lost a second. Sunday would have helped to get ahead, we will try to make a better classification, especially in Spain or Monaco, which is difficult to overtake. In FP2 we were fifth, yesterday we could have been third in free practice … “, he resigned.

Alonso’s career went from less to more and his adaptation is advancing by leaps and bounds. “It has not been easy to adapt and have sensations of being so close to each other and every turn I take I keep getting used to it. Although it sounds quite obvious, every time there is an exit, safety car or overtaking, all those buttons and things you have to do things will turn out better for you, “he explained, before insisting that the pace was very good.

Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, in the Portuguese GP

This is how Fernando Alonso went back from the 13th to the 8th, an overtaking festival at the Portuguese GP

“We had a car to do more than 8th, we could have done 6th”, he explained, and again insisted that on Saturday he did not have his best performance. In this sense, he points to next weekend’s appointment, the Spanish GP, as a turning point. “You want to get (to Montmeló). We did not do the preseason in Spain, and it will be the first time to shoot there and we have to improve in the classification, we have made it ‘regu’. I’ll try to improve there, “he repeated.

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