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Alonso finds more problems in his adaptation: why does he suffer so much on Saturdays one lap?
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Alonso finds more problems in his adaptation: why does he suffer so much on Saturdays one lap?

Fans of Fernando Alonso They are already resigned to admitting that it is not being the dream comeback. The adaptation of the Asturian to the Alpine A521 It is not letting it unfold its full potential, and among many factors that can be analyzed, two of them are technical, although related. The first and fundamental are the tires. The Pirelli's optimal performance range has a lot less headroom than I expected, and you haven't quite found the point. This problem can only be fixed by rolling and rolling, but what looked like it was going to be three or four races have become "eight or nine", he has admitted. The plan continues, although not at the speed he wanted.The second is m...
Fernando Alonso starts the Monaco GP with an accident against the wall
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Fernando Alonso starts the Monaco GP with an accident against the wall

The start of the long weekend of Monaco GP (as always here it starts on Thursday and not on Friday) for Fernando Alonso it started with fright. The Asturian pilot saw how the first free practice session was interrupted for him prematurely, due to a little touch that was given halfway through the batch against the wall. The limits of the track in the Principality are set by the walls, with the exception of the Santa Devota curve and the chicane after the tunnel. For this reason, any braking pass is very expensive. This is what happened to Alonso.Spanish, what I hadn't filmed here since 2018, he entered the last corner of the winding Monegasque route too optimistically, and altho...
Suspicions about Alonso and Ocon’s Alpine for an alleged illegality that Red Bull also has
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Suspicions about Alonso and Ocon’s Alpine for an alleged illegality that Red Bull also has

Not a season of Formula 1 without technical controversy. If in 2020 it was the DAS of Mercedes, now it is the flexibility of the rear wings that brings the FIA ​​technical stewards on their head. Although for the moment everything has remained in the 'bye-bye' of the paddock, there are already many voices that point to Red Bull, some experts in finding the dark areas of the regulation, to explain the good performance that it has shown Max Verstappen in this season start.Since Mercedes, its great rivals, point out that the rear wing of the RB16B achieves flex much more than the regulation allows, which is beneficial in terms of aerodynamic performance. If they manage to make that...
Alonso admits what the numbers already warn: Ocon portrays his return to F1
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Alonso admits what the numbers already warn: Ocon portrays his return to F1

Disputed the first four races of the 2021 season there are already trends that can be seen on who is the first driver of each team. What Lewis Hamilton I was going to surpass Valtteri Bottas it was more than clear, the same as Max Verstappen Y Sergio perez. The adaptation of Carlos Sainz a Ferrari has placed in front of the Charles Leclerc, although the Madrilenian is not out of tune. What was least expected is that Esteban Ocon with this solvency will exceed Fernando Alonso.French has surpassed Spanish in three of the four classifications and in three of the four races. Only in Bahrain, the first race of the year, did the Asturian come out ahead, although he could not finish the test due to...
Alonso, 5th in the free practice of the Spanish GP: the plan against the current leaves good feelings
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Alonso, 5th in the free practice of the Spanish GP: the plan against the current leaves good feelings

One of the keys to analyze this start to the Formula 1 season in terms of Fernando Alonso is concerned is the work you are doing to understand the tires. He himself admitted before Spanish GP that his adaptation is being different from what many expected, in part, due to his own fault: had 'got used to bad' to the fans with so many category changes in these two and a half years. However, in this Formula 1 in which every year the tires are the real judges of the performance of each car, it is difficult to understand them. The very little preseason has forced each training session to become an accelerated workday for the Asturian, which makes Alonso use a work plan different from ...
This is how Fernando Alonso went back from the 13th to the 8th, an overtaking festival at the Portuguese GP
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This is how Fernando Alonso went back from the 13th to the 8th, an overtaking festival at the Portuguese GP

One of the great virtues of Fernando Alonso is that he is a Sunday pilot, which in slang is known as a 'carrerista'. For the show it is something very positive, since if it has the weapons to achieve it, even if it classifies badly (as happened on Saturday), there are guarantees that it will fight to gain positions when the moment of truth. On the quote from Portugal proved it once more. Although he himself admitted that he is still getting used to it, he has not forgotten how to overtake. Since DAZN they have compiled his overtaking of Portimao in a video with the narration of Antonio Lobato.Specifically, they focus on the last ones he starred in in the last laps, where he stre...
Alonso, ambitious after his comeback: "We had a car to do more than 8th, we could have done 6th"
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Alonso, ambitious after his comeback: "We had a car to do more than 8th, we could have done 6th"

Fernando Alonso culminated a great career in the Portuguese GP. After the bad feelings left by qualifying, which he himself did not understand why it was so bad, he ended up climbing to 8th place. Precisely because they started from so far behind they could not fight for a higher position, since the Asturian considers that they had a car for it. "The weekend was the best in general, in sensations and rhythm. The car was good and we were in the fight with McLaren Y Ferrari, but it went well. In qualifying I still don't understand why we lost a second. Sunday would have helped to get ahead, we will try to make a better classification, especially in Spain or Monaco which is diffic...
Alonso blames the car for its poor classification … but that of his teammate Ocon is performing well
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Alonso blames the car for its poor classification … but that of his teammate Ocon is performing well

Fernando Alonso he was not happy at all after his classification of the Portuguese GP. Reasons to be angry he has: he did not make the cut to Q3, he will come out in a poor 13th position and it will be difficult to fight for points. Instead, with the same car, Esteban Ocon yes it was a great classification. The Frenchman not only went to the final round, but also achieved a great 6th time, surpassed only by Mercedes, the Red Bulls Y Carlos Sainz. Although they both wear the A521According to Alonso, his car was not going well."It has had nothing to do with the weather (climatological), is that the car was different compared to the third free training a couple of hours before. Ha...