“A race to limit the damage” in Imola

“A race to limit the damage” in Imola
“A race to limit the damage” in Imola

In Emilia-Romagna, Fernando Alonso undoubtedly experienced the most difficult weekend since he drove for Aston Martin. This Sunday, the Spanish driver simply crossed the finish line in last position, after Alexander Albon retired earlier in the race.

Although equipped with the new developments brought by Aston Martin, he was much further behind the other teams in the top 5. The double world champion’s difficulties intensified during the third free practice session, where he hit the wall in the last corner of the Italian circuit.

What followed was a qualifying session where Fernando Alonso set the worst time of Q1, starting from last place on the grid, before seeing Logan Sargeant take his position at the back of the pack. Lacking pace throughout the race, the British team tried a two-stop strategy, which did not pay off.

“Today we lacked pace. I’m not very happy because I’m pretty sure after yesterday’s qualifying we saw something on the car that wasn’t working as expected. We also Had some issues with the deployment, so today was a bit of a damage control race for me after what we saw yesterday.”

“Honestly, I’m not happy because throughout the weekend we were a little behind, a few tenths too slow. That said, being fifth in the championship and the race as it is has taken place does not mean that much has happened.”

However, Fernando Alonso confirmed that the problems he encountered were not linked to the changes made to the AMR24 this weekend at Imola: “No, I think it’s more of a different problem, but I can’t elaborate on that.”

Author of a podium last season in Monaco, which will take place in a week, Alonso indicated that the Aston Martin was not suited to a track like that of the principality. However, until then, the objective of the Spaniard and his team is to understand the elements which slowed down the British team this weekend.

“This package is not optimized for Monaco. It is more suitable for medium and high speed tracks. So yes, I am not expecting anything exceptional. What we need to make sure from our side is “It’s that we’re looking in detail at what we saw yesterday on my side of the garage and taking a good look at what it could have been.”

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