Aston Martin believes Alonso’s victory in Jeddah is “not impossible”


Fernando Alonso will start second in the 2023 F1 Saudi Arabian GP this Sunday at the back of poleman ‘Checo’ Pérez, which will drive a theoretically superior Red Bull, especially on the straight. so, Fernando Alonso He wanted to remain calm at the press conference and reiterated that we need to “keep our feet on the ground.” Despite stating that the car “will be better” this Sunday due to the good race pace and good tire management in his car, Alonso considers that his race is not for the win with Pérez unless luck will help him because “Red Bull is in another league” and he made sure his fight was more than Ferrari and Mercedes, looking in the rear-view mirror. Despite this, his boss Mike Crack, He further raised the expectations in the remarks on ‘DAZN F1’ and looked to success.

“Victory is not impossible. If you start on the front row you have to fight for that victory because you start right next to pole position. We have strong cars and strong drivers. We started well. You have to look to the front and not behind.” , commented the Team Principal of the Aston Martin team, sure that despite the low performance of their car in the long direction of Jeddah, they will compete.

“I’m not worried about (the speed on the straight), because we have a very strong car in the corners and we have to try to stay away from the corners so we don’t get caught on the straights. It’s not the power of the car, but I think we have enough power to not worry about straight roads”, argued Krack.

“It’s a good start. A good place to get a good race result. We did our homework on Friday. We did our homework this Saturday morning. And when it’s time to give up, we’ve done it . Unfortunately, we had a little problem with Lance (Stroll, he starts 5th), but it can happen, everyone is pushing the limit. We are satisfied. We started the race well”, he added about the start of the campaign and the qualification in Saudi Arabia before highlighting the confirmation that this means for the team that his AMR23 has also been very fast on a track that is completely opposite to Bahrain , where Alonso achieved the podium.

“The foundation (of the car) looks solid, but it’s been a long season and now you have to fix the car on all the tracks ahead. And fix the car at the speed that others have. It’s important to be there, not make mistakes and get those results and fight as hard as we can”, he concluded.

Source: La Verdad


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