Fernando Alonso believes in an Aston Martin comeback after experiencing a double DNF in Austin and Mexico. Aston Martin has collected a lot of data from the previous race weekends and will start the last sprint weekend of the season with the best package for Interlagos. Alonso thinks that panic should not set in yet, in Qatar Alonso finished sixth.
Alonso had an extremely good start to the 2023 season, but has increasingly been going home empty-handed in the last few race weekends. Disaster struck in Austin, where Alonso had to have a DNF written behind his name. Mexico topped it off with a mediocre qualifying and a double DNF. In any case, the Spaniard does not think there is reason to panic yet. “I think we will have a good weekend here, hopefully with less experimentation than lately,” Alonso said in front of the F1TV microphone.
‘The sprint format clearly does not allow experiments, because we only have one free training session. However, we have collected a lot of data and information in the last two races that we will use to start the weekend with the best possible package for this type of track,” the two-time world champion continued. Things should really get better from now on, as McLaren has overtaken the British team in the constructors’ championship. Team boss Mike Krack said that no one is satisfied at the moment, including owner Lawrence Stroll.
‘You cannot consider the last races as normal’
“I am full of confidence,” says Alonso about the upcoming weekend at Interlagos. ‘Even though it is of course a shame how the last two weekends went. But before that, I reached sixth place from fourth in Qatar and simply scored points,” Alonso continues. “That’s why I tend to consider the last two races as not normal, and I think we can achieve another top ten performance here,” said the Aston Martin driver.