‘This is amazing’: Fernando Alonso confident to fight Sergio Perez tomorrow
Fernando Alonso posted the third-fastest lap time at the 2023 Saudi Grand Prix, but will start second on the front row as Charles Leclerc receives a 10-place grid penalty tomorrow.
The Aston Martin driver admitted his qualifying pace was a weakness at the season opener earlier this month, so leading behind Sergio Perez’s Red Bull is a huge boost of confidence and motivation for the team. was a factor of
Speaking to the media after qualifying, the two-time world champion said:
“Qualifying was our weak point in Bahrain, but today the car seemed to be performing very well.” [here] So let’s see what we can do. Of course, Charles has a penalty, so he starts from the front row of the grid, which is great. I can confidently say that the car felt very strong. Our main strength is the long-run pace, so Sunday should be better than Saturday.”
Given Fernando Alonso’s confidence in Aston Martin’s race pace, it will be interesting to see if he can challenge Perez up front. problems during qualifying. The Dutchman will start the Saudi Grand Prix on Sunday in his 15th position.
Fernando Alonso’s energy ‘infects’ all Aston Martin members, team boss says
Fernando Alonso Successor to Sebastian Vettel This year’s Aston Martin is already breathing life into a team that has visibly struggled for several years. He started his first season with the team with an incredible podium at his Grand Prix of Bahrain, leaving the team with an energy that “infected” every member.
F1 pundit Martin Brundle described the Spaniard as “lively” and “energized” when he saw Alonso walking through the paddock. Speaking to Sky Sports F1, Aston’s Martin team principal Mike Crack said of Brundle’s comments:
“Yeah, this is true. i think i heard [in Bahrain], you know how he kept himself in this mode. ”
“He’s very inspiring. He pushes the team forward and everyone is trying to do the best they can.”
Fernando Alonso Currently ranked 3rd drivers ranking, Behind the two Red Bull drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. This result put him second in the Aston Martin rankings. constructors standings After the first race of the 2023 F1 season in Bahrain. The two Aston-his Martins start Sunday’s Saudi Grand Prix in the top five.