Alonso: “Why not dream of a podium?”


Fernando Alonso embroidered it again. Under normal conditions, this season he maximized his car’s results, but in the dry season it meant finishing 7th or 8th. But as time reduced the mechanical differences between the cars and put more weight in the hands, the Asturian shone. He did it in Canada, finishing second in the water after Verstappen. And in this F1 Singapore GP, in mixed, very delicate conditions, with drivers riding on dry tires in Q3 with some wet areas and having to drive on a wire, with constant corrections, the Asturian shone again by placing his Alpine in fifth position behind Leclerc, Pérez, Hamilton and Sainz and ahead of Norris.

Because of this, Fernando Alonso could not hide his happiness when he got out of his car and attended ‘DAZN F1’.

“I am very satisfied. Top-5 is fantastic, but it was not fun to drive today in these conditions. Especially in Q3, when we mount the dry tires and you have to guess a little bit what the grip is. The truth is that making a mistake is very easy, and getting the most out of the car is very difficult. So very happy with the Top.5 in a difficult but saved time trial”, said the Asturian, very happy with his result.

He is clear that his main goal is to help Alpine defend its lead over McLaren for fourth place in the Constructors’ World Championship. “The two teammates are marking each other, with Norris (6th) and me (5th) at the front and Ricciardo (17th) and Ocon (18th) at the back, so we will try to make a strategy to cover them and finish in in front of them. “, he pointed out. However, Fernando had a different dream for this appointment. In Singapore there is always at least one ‘Safety Car’ and he knows that by taking advantage of any problems or touches that the drivers in front of him have suffered. ., he may have his best chance to add to the podium he’s been chasing all season.

“I wish I could finish in the Top-5, although Max is behind and that’s bad news because it practically means starting sixth (laughs), but we’ll see what happens. There are always accidents and they happen here in Singapore, so we’re not that far. of the podium, why not dream?” Fernando concluded.

Source: La Verdad


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