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

Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, in the Portuguese GP

Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, in the Portuguese GP
Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, in the Portuguese GP
XPB / James Moy Photography Ltd.

One of the great virtues of Fernando Alonso is that he is a Sunday pilot, which in slang is known as a ‘carrerista’. For the show it is something very positive, because if he has the weapons to achieve it, even if he classifies badly (as happened on Saturday), there are guarantees that he will fight to gain positions when the truth comes.

Fernando Alonso, at the Portuguese GP

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

On the quote from Portugal proved it once more. Although he himself admitted that he is still getting used to it, he has not forgotten how to overtake. Since DAZN they have compiled his overtaking of Portimao in a video with the narration of Antonio Lobato.

Specifically, they focus on the last ones that he starred in in the last laps, where he strengthened the points area. Pierre Gasly, Daniel Ricciardo Y Carlos Sainz were falling before the final push of the two-time Alpine champion, who knew how to finish the race in better conditions than his rivals

Fernando Alonso, in Portugal

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In all of them you see Alonso’s signature: rush to the end, do not play it until you are clear about the gap and above all have guarantees that you have rhythm.

One of the duels that were not seen, but that will surely be seen throughout the season, is the one that almost stars with Esteban Ocon. His partner finished in front of him, 7th, but for the times he was marking in the last lapsHe was going to suffer a lot to hold the Spanish down. Surely if the race had lasted one or two more laps, Alonso would have hunted the Frenchman and there they would have to have beaten the copper to see which Alpine finished in front.

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