The Astori started in 10th place and benefited from the Ferrari and Tsunoda problems
With this result, the Alpine team outperforms Alfa Romeo and is already fifth in the World Championship
Fernando Alonso continues his good streak and has already spent three consecutive races in the points zone. The Spaniard finished seventh in Baku and added six valuable units for Alpine, which moved to fifth in the Constructors Championship. He, personally, is going from less to more and wants to continue this dynamic in Canada.
Alonso started from 10th and was able to take advantage of his rivals’ setbacks. The Spaniard took advantage of two retirements from Ferrari and a rear wing problem, Yuki Tsunoda, to reach seventh place. Although they did a good job of strategy and good stopping, they couldn’t reach the pace of Sebastian Vettel or AlphaTauri.
Alonso stresses that when a good strategic job is done and in changing tires, a position is usually gained in Baku, and this time the problems of the rest are faced. Fernando added six more points and there are now three races in a row among the top ten. Now, he wants more this coming weekend in Canada.
“We had a good start, a good strategy, and the stopping point was good too. When we do well there, we usually win some positions. We have already been in Barcelona, Monaco and Baku in points, to continue in CanadaAlonso admitted after the race in front of the DAZN Formula 1 microphones.
Fernando admits he expects to suffer a little less today with the tyres, but the sweltering temperatures didn’t help. The man from the Alps knew that in the final laps it was enough to make no mistakes to maintain a seventh place that would allow his team to move up to fifth in the constructors’ championship.
“We experienced a little more than we expectedPartly because we wear tires so often. Keeping the rear wheels alive was the biggest challenge we faced today. I knew McLaren was expecting me to make some mistakes at the end, but we had that extra speed on the straight,” Fernando said in closing.