Alonso: “I will leave happy because we are better than expected, but bittersweet”

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Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin), double Formula One world champion, who this Sunday finished sixth in Qatar Grand Prixseventeenth in the championship, declared at the Lusail circuit that he left “happy”, because the car was better than expected, “but with a bitter taste” because of his departure from the track that prevented him in the end “at least in the top 5”.

“I’m happy with the weekend, because after finishing ninth in Monza (Italy), not scoring points in Singapore and being ninth in Japan, we thought that Qatar would be a difficult circuit for us and that we were not get too many points. But the car is more competitive than expected, on par with Ferrari and very close to Mercedes,” explained the Asturian double world champion this Sunday in the mixed zone of the Lusail circuit, where two years ago he signed one of his 105 podium.

“So Today’s points are important for the Constructors’ World Cup“Alonso emphasized, in the second youth at 42 years old, who – with seven podiums so far this season – is third in the World Cup, behind the dominant Red Bull of the Dutchman Max Verstappen, who has three times world champion in mathematics. ; and the Mexican Sergio Pérez.

“But then, in the race itself, seeing myself third on the first lap and having a chance to finish at least in the ‘top 5’, then It felt bad when I left the track, I damaged the bottom of the car and compromised my race. And that’s why I left with a bitter taste,” he explained.

Source: La Verdad

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