GP Pases Bajos F1 2022: Fernando Alonso is “on fire”
Fernando Alonso had a rather complicated start to the 2022 season. The double F1 world champion did not achieve good results for various reasons. He stood in Montmel with only two points in his backpack. But from there, there was a turning point. Since then, he has had an impeccable sequence.
We have talked a lot about what not with Hamilton in the race last Sunday, but beyond that the irrefutable fact is that the ’14’ is at its best moment on the course. After his fifth Spathese are nine consecutive dates that add up. In fact, Fernando is the driver with the best streak on the grid, except for a Max Verstappen who is on another planet (as said by a sorry Charles Leclerc after the test organized on the Belgian track). The Dutchman has chained 11 tests adding figures to his counter of scorers (he accumulates 284 at the moment).
Returning to the Asturian, it should be noted that in these latest news races he has achieved 49 of the 51 he cherishes in total. Thanks to that, Alonso is already 9th in the driver standings. He has reduced the distance that separates him from his teammate, Stephen Ocon. He is only 13 points behind.
Alpine can with McLaren
In addition, Alpine benefited a lot from Alonso’s progress. In the Constructors’ Championship, the Gauls imposed themselves as the fourth best team. And they made a breach from McLaren. In the absence of eight events for the end of the campaign, they take 20 points from Woking, who notices a lot Daniel Ricardo he fails with a crash in his last season dressed in orange papaya.
The best stop in Spa
Moreover, the France team are also happy with another aspect in which they have taken a step forward this year. At Spa-Francorchamps, the best tire change was the work of Alpine. And more precisely, they did it in Alonso’s A522. The 2.22 places them as the second fastest pit stop of the 2022 season. What does not change is the leader of this section, which is none other than Red Bull. But we must not hide either that Fernando had another less fortunate stage on the Belgian circuit. Ah the chrono stopped in one 3.66.
Podium in the ‘Power Rankings’
On the other hand, F1 once again highlighted a performance by Alonso. The Oviedo man was able to recover from the initial collision with Lewis Hamilton. In the end, I finished fifth with a bit of luck… “Alonso was one of the few drivers not to have had a penalty in Belgium and finished third on the grid, ahead of the two Mercedes. The two-time champion had first contact with Hamilton and finished sixth after 44 laps. After that, he gained a position after Leclerc received a five-second penalty“, they stand out, aseptically, in their analysis of the ‘Power Rankings’. By the way, the ’14’ climbed on the podium of the week with a 8.6.
In the general classification, Fernando is fourth with a 7.6. He is tied for the position with… Lewis Hamilton. The leader is of course Max Verstappenwith an 8.9.
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