Fernando Alonso premiered this Tuesday with Aston Martin and in his first hours in the seat vacated by German Sebastian Vettel, the two-time world champion completed almost a hundred laps.
The two-time world champion was the one who became the strongest in the first part of the tests taking place in yas marina circuit two days after the 2022 season closed on the same track with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, an appointment where the Asturian ended his stage with the Alpine in his sixth retirement from the course when he was fighting for points.
At the end of the race in Abu Dhabi, after the eleventh, but ultimately, disappointment at Alpine, Alonso turned his attention to Aston Martin, a project that had excited him and had already been launched.
He was the first to leave the pit lane on Tuesday and the most laps. 97 laps completed at Yas Marina in his first tests with his new team, 39 more than he had in Sunday’s Grand Prix. Over 512 kilometers on the 5,281 meter track, 206 kilometers more than the race won by Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
With a helmet with many black and white stripes and only his name visible, Alonso, wearing a black jumpsuit and unable to carry sponsorships because he is still under contract with Alpine, practiced for nearly six hours with the number 14 in the Aston Martin car and clocked a best time of 1:26.312, the third of the pilots who shot at Yas Marina with him.
It’s just behind the Ferrari and finished ahead of the Mexican Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez or the French Pierre Gasly, who replaced the Asturian in the Alpine (1:26.555).
the monegasque charles leclerc He was leading the time table (1:25.383) when the Spaniard handed over his place to Canadian Lance Stroll, his new training teammate who continued after Alonso stopped running.
In the second part of that day in Abu Dhabi the Spaniard also drove his Ferrari Carlos Sainz.
Source: La Verdad
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