Alonso is on the rise – AS.com

Alonso is on the rise – AS.com

The beginning of the year was difficult for Fernando Alonso. In the first five rounds of the season, the Spaniard added just two points in the opening race in Bahrain. on the sixth, the Spanish GP, the Alpine rider said “he wanted to add ten races in a row”. And his wishes were granted.

Alonso finished sixth at Zandvoort, which was his tenth consecutive race entering the points zone, being his best streak since returning in 2021 to the “Grand Cirque”. This is the second best data of this season, only behind the intractable Max Verstappen, who has twelve. The last time the Asturian rider managed to break into the top 10 in so many consecutive Grands Prix was in 2014, his last year with Ferrari, during which he scored points in twelve consecutive races.

De Montmeló, the double champion He added 57 of the 59 points on his locker, while teammate Esteban Ocon collected 39. During these last ten meetings, Alonso is seventh in points added, Only surpassed by Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes drivers: the Spaniard was ‘the best of the rest’.

This weekend, he will have the opportunity to maintain his streak in the Italian GP, ​​even if Alonso himself, after the race at Zandvoort and in a pleasant tone, admitted in DAZN who is a little scared: “I’m a bit scared at Monza. It’s race 11 so I hope to get 11 or 12″.

In the temple of speed Alpine will also be able to achieve two other very significant figures: if he leaves on Sunday, he will equal Kimi Raikkonen in terms of Grand Prix races played with 350, and if he manages to finish the race he will surpass the Finn in this aspect with 279, although these records, as Fernando Alonso himself asserts, do not matter too much to him.

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