Fernando Alonso will start from the pit lane at Imola


The Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) will start the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, the seventh round of the Formula 1 World Championship, from the pit lane, after his team has made “some changes” to the set-up. of the Asturian’s car, which was going to start the event in nineteenth position.

“The team confirms that Fernando will start today’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix from the pit lane after some set-up changes to his AMR24,” Aston Martin reported on the X social network.

Alonso is suffering this weekend in Imola. In Free Practice 3, he crashed into the wall and caused the red flag on the track, and the damage to his car forced the Aston Martin mechanics to work against the clock to arrive on time for the qualifying session.

The Asturian was able to participate in Q1, but a new off-road trip through the gravel when he was on a flying lap caused damage to the flat bottom of his AMR24. He could not pass the first round and was guaranteed nineteenth and not last thanks to the stewards annulling the time of the American Logan Sargeant (Williams).