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All the figures for Fernando Alonso’s comeback: "I was also driven by rage"
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All the figures for Fernando Alonso’s comeback: "I was also driven by rage"

The Asturian showed the improvement of the Alpine during his relief with the hard tires, in a final stretch where he only yielded time to Mercedes and Red Bull. Alonso, ahead of Gasly, on Sunday in Portimao.ALPINE RACINGAs soon as they crossed the checkered flag in Portimao, the radio conversation between Fernando Alonso and his track engineer, Karel Loos, evidenced the satisfaction of a job well done at Alpine. A few minutes later, following a question from Sky TV, the two-time world champion admitted a particular motivation: "I was upset after qualifying on Saturday, so today that anger probably drove me during the race as well." And finally, in his appearance before the media displaced to the International Autodromo del Algarve, the Asturian underlined his pride for the step forward: ...
Ferrari’s strategic mistake that left Carlos Sainz out of the points: "You have to learn from it"
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Ferrari’s strategic mistake that left Carlos Sainz out of the points: "You have to learn from it"

The attempt to 'undercut' Norris on lap 22 and the bet on the intermediate tires ruined Madrid's options.Sainz, with the SF-21, during the Portuguese GP.APFerrrari's fate in Portimao was decided between lap 22 and 26, the period that separated the stops from Carlos Sainz Y Charles Leclerc. Ferrari strategists, with Iaki Wheel At the head, they bet on the medium tire for the Spaniard and the hard one for the Monegasque. "We know that there is a high possibility of suffering graining. As soon as I mounted the yellow I knew that we were going to go backwards ", admitted Sainz, out of the points for the first time in the 2021 World Cup."It has not been a good day but we must learn from it," analyzed the Madrid, logically upset by this unexpected closure at the weekend. The degradation of h...
Alonso reacts bravely in another Hamilton lesson in Portimao
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Alonso reacts bravely in another Hamilton lesson in Portimao

The seven-time champion scored a great victory against Verstappen and Bottas, while the Spaniard climbed to eighth place. Ferrari's choice with the tires weighed down Sainz, eleventh and out of the points. Hamilton, in the lead, on Sunday, during the Portuguese GP.REUTERSThere are so many resources in the power of Lewis Hamilton that it is difficult to choose the decisive one for his triumph in Portimao. To his fierce aggressiveness in two overtaking Valtteri Bottas Y Max Verstappen It was necessary to add his expertise in tire management and the clinical coolness with which he kept his rivals at a distance in critical moments. Mixing and shaking these virtues, a sensational triumph was scored at the Autodromo Internacional del Algarve, where Fernando Alonso bravely climbed to the eight...
The strange downturn of Fernando Alonso, nine tenths behind Ocon: "We are looking at what happened in the car"
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The strange downturn of Fernando Alonso, nine tenths behind Ocon: "We are looking at what happened in the car"

"We are not in the position we should be," admits the Spaniard, who is looking for the comeback from thirteenth on the grid.Alonso, during the qualifying session on Saturday in Portimao.ALPINE RACINGImola's anomaly was confirmed in Portimao, where Fernando Alonso was relegated to the thirteenth position on the grid, while Esteban Ocon, his partner in Alpine, was climbing to sixth place. Being rare, the most exceptional thing about the case was the large difference between the times: 87 cents in favor of the French in Q2. "We do not know what happened, but we are investigating what may have happened to lose almost a second. We are not in the position we should be," admitted the two-time world champion."The level of grip was strangely poor," analyzed Alonso, away from the latest improvemen...
The best day of Carlos Sainz with Ferrari and the suffering of Fernando Alonso in Portimao
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The best day of Carlos Sainz with Ferrari and the suffering of Fernando Alonso in Portimao

Madrid started fifth, while the two-time world champion could only be decimoterero. 'Pole' for Bottas, ahead of Hamilton and Verstappen.Sainz, with the SF-21, during qualifying for the Portuguese GP.EFEThere were reasons to expect the hundredth pole from Lewis Hamilton or the bite of Max Verstappen, who had mastered the last free session of the morning in Portimao. However, no one in the entire Algarve would have opted for Valtteri Bottas, which finally surpassed the heptacamen by just seven thousandths (1: 18.348). The strange way this World Cup is ordered smiled this time at Carlos Sainz, with an outstanding fifth place, just ahead of Esteban Ocon, the other sensation of Saturday, at the wheel of the Alpine. An A521 to which Fernando Alonso, thirteenth, you have not yet caught your b...
Dumbass: "I do not know what happened in other teams, but here we have not had problems with Alonso"
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Dumbass: "I do not know what happened in other teams, but here we have not had problems with Alonso"

The tetracampen is one of the most authoritative voices in the 'paddock'. In 2012 he started as an ambassador for Renault and since then he has grown in influence, first as an advisor and since 2019 as a non-executive director.Alain Prost, along with Marcin Budkowski and Laurent Rossi, the dome of Alpine.ALPINE RACING MIGUEL A. HERGUEDAS Special Envoy Portimao Updated Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 02:26Alain Prost (Lorette, 1955) speaks in a quiet voice, but her message always has substance. From his position as a non-executive director, he is emerging as one of the most authoritative types to evaluate the present and future of Alpine, the squire to which he Fernando Alonso he has entrusted his final destiny in F1. Far from the clichés about his sullen character, the four-time world cham...
Quality jump of Sainz and Alonso in Portimao
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Quality jump of Sainz and Alonso in Portimao

Hamilton, the fastest of the second session, followed by Verstappen, just 14 cents, with the Spaniards fourth and fifth, respectively.Alonso, with the A521, during the first free session in Portimao.AFPWhat is at stake between Lewis Hamilton Y Max Verstappen I won't be able to figure it out until Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, one hundred up or down, the champion and the challenger will continue to unravel and unravel the skein at the Autodromo Internacional del Algarve. The second free session confirmed what was seen in the morning, with a step in front of the British and with another meritorious recovery from the Dutchman, who did not take a toll or a fault in the brakes.Also, Hamilton overcame an initial setback in the exhausts of his W12 to lead the table. It is true that his time (1:...
Verstappen also scares Mercedes almost blindly
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Verstappen also scares Mercedes almost blindly

Bottas leads in Portimao, with the Dutch at 25 thousandths in a first session where Sainz was ninth and Alonso, fourteenth. Verstappen, during the first free session in Portimao.REUTERSThe outburst of Max Verstappen over the radio are unconvincing and his chrono, only 25 thousandths of Valtteri Bottas, confirmed the suspicions. "The car suffers so much vibrations that I can't even see where I'm going," lamented the Dutchman during the final stretch of the first session in Portimao, where Carlos Sainz I finished ninth and Fernando Alonso, fourteenth. The touchdown, under a single that raised the asphalt temperature to 34C, confirmed the extreme equality between Red Bull and Mercedes.The preponderant role of Bottas (1: 19.648) may perhaps be called into question, given the precedents. Bot...