Fernando Alonso and his viral laugh on the radio when they told him he was ahead of Esteban Ocon
The Dutch GP of Formula 1 left endless curious images and anecdotes that occurred throughout the weekend. From the lack of Max Verstappen in the top five positions in the first two free practice sessions, to the horrible planning of Ferrarigoing through the comic moment starring Fernando Alonso.
During the Belgian GP, the Asturian driver had a heated conversation with his team over the radio when he learned that his teammate, Esteban Ocon, was right behind him and that he had to let him pass on the final stretch of the race.
The radios created controversy during the test at Spa because, in theory, from the wall they kept silent with every request from the Spanish double world champion, who did not get an answer to the requests and questions he launched from the track.
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In the last moments, the driver from Oviedo did not bite his tongue and reprimanded his team. “Let me know if you want me to let him (Esteban Ocon) pass. After that phantom threat I had throughout the racenow I get it,” the ’14’ said.
🗣️ “Tell me if you want me to let go. After that phantom menace I had the whole run, now I get it”@victorabadf1 in ‘Codigo F1’ he shows us the moment between Fernando Alonso and his engineer, who kept telling him about Ocon 🧐 pic.twitter.com/H9jqGw3ze4
— DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) August 30, 2022
Fernando Alonso and his viral laugh at Zandvoort
This whole situation was revived again, with less controversy, during the race organized in Zandvoort last weekend, where the Spaniard would finish in sixth position after having started in thirteenth place on the starting grid.
“Who do I have behind now?”Fernando Alonso asked his team by radio. “Esteban,” the team replied. At this moment, the natural rider from Oviedo couldn’t suppress the laughterwhich would eventually go viral, before exclaiming a heartfelt “how lucky”.
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It must be remembered that Fernando Alonso will leave Alpine at the end of the season to join the ranks of Aston Martin, which would leave a vacant seat in 2023 after the announcement of the retirement of Sebastian Vettel, German driver four times world champion.
After learning of his arrival in the team owned by Lawrence Stroll, the Spaniard admitted that the treatment at Alpine was not the best and that in addition, the British team’s project is attractive. In reality, It is one of the teams that invests the most to improve the infrastructure in the medium term.
🗣️ @alo_official: “Who do I have behind me now?”
🎙️ Alpine Engineer: “To Esteban”
🗣️ @alo_official: “How lucky… Hehe!”
Now Fernando Alonso no longer complains on the radio… Now he takes it for a joke! 🤣 If he’s a genius and he doesn’t care about everything 🙌 pic.twitter.com/4pJiLoXr7H
— DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) September 5, 2022
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