Fernando Alonso with a new source of energy, the Spaniard starts from last place
Fernando Alonso’s home race won’t go as well as the Spaniard would like at the moment. In front of his home crowd he only took a disappointing 17th place and now he also has a new power supply in his car which means he is starting from behind at Barcelona.
The Spanish veteran hasn’t been so lucky yet this season. Alonso and his Alps face bad luck. He was unable to score a single point in Australia due to his retirement, although he himself indicated that he was fast enough to fight for the top spot. The weather was not good either in Imola. The Oviedo man made contact with Haas rider Mick Schumacher early on, damaging his alpine side to the point that his race ended after a few laps.
It’s still good
The weather in Miami was also not as expected for Alonso. He eventually appeared to score again, but was given a five-second penalty after that which ultimately put him out point-by-point. In good spirits, Alonso left for his native country to race in Barcelona, but things got even worse in qualifying. Alonso flew in Q1 after getting stuck in traffic and unable to get a good lap.
new power source
Partly due to the poor starting position, Alpine took the opportunity to fit the fourth (!) engine of the season to Alonso’s car, which means he goes over the limit and therefore has to start from the rear . This is not the desired scenario in his home race. Now he can try from last place to take points again.
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