Alonso: “It has been a weekend of ups and downs”


The Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin), who finished nineteenth in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix after starting from the pit lane, has assured that he has experienced “a weekend of ups and downs” in Imola and that he hopes that the team has been able to take “the data” of everything that has happened to “be stronger in Monaco.”

“We have tried to give the team more information, more data with two cars with two different set-up configurations. We have had a bit of an up-and-down weekend, let’s see if the team can collect all this data and arrive stronger in Monaco,” he noted in statements to DAZN.

Furthermore, the Spaniard explained how he tried to help his teammate Lance Stroll, who finished ninth, during the race. “We first tried to defend ourselves from Ocon so that Lance would have a little more space when he came out. Then, at the end, we wanted to try for the fastest lap, but we didn’t understand each other very well to start the lap and we didn’t achieve it, but hey, It’s the least of it,” he said.

On the other hand, he spoke of the moment when one of his brakes was engulfed in flames. “The first time, when I looked, I didn’t know what exactly it was, then I saw that it was the brakes, but this pit lane is very long and I couldn’t remove the limiter. I knew that when I removed the limiter and started going at speed, They were probably refrigerated, but the pit lane seemed long,” he joked.

Finally, Alonso confessed that he is already thinking about the next Grand Prix. “I like Monaco because I think it is a historic circuit, except that there the entire race is on Saturday, then it is a procession of cars on Sunday. We have to concentrate everything on the time trial, do a perfect lap on Saturday and start as high as possible. possible, let’s see how it goes,” he concluded.