Fernando Alonso’s race pace surprisingly dropped in the race. The Spaniard explains that he was affected by an engine problem.
Extremely fast throughout the weekend, Fernando Alonso seemed somewhat difficulty in running. And yet, it was not the performance that was lacking in theAlpine on the circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Efficient in race pace and qualification, it makes you wonder why the second part of the Spaniard’s race turned into a nightmare?
In Canada GP GP Pressure Zonethe Spaniard explained that he had once again been affected by engine problems :
“We had an engine problem on lap 20, it cut the energy very early on the straights, as soon as we came out of the corners. We tried to fix it, but it didn’t work. Fortunately, we didn’t give up and we scored a few points. But until then, we were fighting for the podium“, comments collected by Motorsport.com et Adam Cooper.
In 2021the Alpine team had been remarkable in not missing no big opportunity to score points, particularly in Hungary with the Esteban victory Ocon. However, this year, that seems less to be the case. Very strong since the start of the season, Fernando Alonso has many times been hampered by reliability concerns who constantly touches the single-seater #14. In the space of 9 courseshe was faced 5 times with this kind of problem (Saudi Arabia, Australia, Imola, Barcelona and Canada) .
Far from the performance of Mercedes, the French clan is logically the 4th strength of the board. Unfortunately, the Alpine team is in the 5th place in the constructors’ ranking, 8 units behind McLaren. The majority of the team’s points (38) came from Esteban Ocon, who is unlikely to be the blue garage’s strongman this season. Only 19 points were scored by Fernando Alonso, which is half compared to his teammate.
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