we run in sad circumstances for the death of the queen

we run in sad circumstances for the death of the queen

The Spanish driver explained he had “a smooth and well-executed Friday of testing” for Alpine during the 2022 F1 Italian GP.

Fernando Alonso He faces the weekend in which he will become the driver with the longest career in Formula 1 history, tied with Kimi Raikkonen at 350, and from the start of the 2022 Italian Grand Prix he has had positive feelings aboard his Alpine.

Fernando Alonso managed to finish in the first free practice at Monza in the seventh place, and despite being behind his team-mate, Esteban Ocon, on several occasions, he came within a few tenths of Ferrari’s best times. In the afternoon session, the man from Oviedo stayed on the line, but a few places further, since he finished nintha few thousandths from the French pilot.

Thanks to these performances, the double world champion, after getting out of the car, gave his impressions and they weren’t bad at all: “Today was another good Friday for us in Monza, we tried everything we wanted, and we got a lot of tire data advice for this weekend.”

However, the Spaniard revealed that one effect appeared that many seemed to have eliminated in their cars: “The porpoising The size of the car looks bigger here than on previous weekends, but other than that Friday practice was smooth and well executed for the team.

The day before he took to the track, Alonso ruled out the possibility of a podium finish, although he joked about the options for getting back on the starting grid due to the penalties imposed on several of the favourites. Despite the difficulties encountered, taking advantage of a track that works so well for the French team would not be unreasonable.

The team’s sports director Alain Permanemade statements similar to those of the Asturian, cautious about what awaits Alpine: “It was a completely normal Friday for today in Monza, where we were comfortably in the top ten of the standings with the two cars”.

“We ran a standard program, we encountered no surprises and everything is ready for us to have a competitive test,” he said. “Of course we are racing here in sad circumstances following the news of Her Majesty The Queen’s death yesterday. As an Anglo-French team we want to honor her service and legacy this weekend.”

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