Alpine’s plan to carry mighty Alonso pace into Imola

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Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer says the tempo proven by Fernando Alonso in Australia was "actual" and will probably be replicated elsewhere, in a warning to his crew's midfield rivals.

					Alpine's plan to carry mighty Alonso pace into Imola


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Otmar Szafnauer believes the high-speed Imola circuit will swimsuit Alpine’s automotive, and has confirmed that the crew will probably be bringing upgrades to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso put the “true” tempo of the A522 on show throughout qualifying for the Australian GP, says Szafnauer, when he nearly delivered an electrical push-lap.

That lap had him heading in the right direction for the entrance row, however it was to not be, with hydraulic issues late within the lap having left him skidding into the barrier.

On race day, Alonso was dealt but extra rotten luck and was the final automotive to take the chequered flag – however the tempo of his Alpine automotive is up there with the most effective, crew boss Szafnauer has assured the media, together with

Alpine: Alonso will probably be simply as fast at different races

“It is actual, it will probably’t be unreal. [Albert Park] has traits that different circuits have too, so we will probably be fast somewhere else,” stated Szafnauer.

The character of the circuits that fill Alpine with confidence clarify the strengths of the A522, which fared much better at high-speed Saudi Arabia than it did in Bahrain.

By means of the super-fast Sector 2 at Albert Park, Alonso’s Alpine was the quickest automotive on monitor and confirmed the efficiency to eclipse that of Ferrari and Purple Bull – and that bodes nicely for Imola.

“Our automotive is powerful in some areas, and it isn’t weak in something, however it’s much less robust in others. Australia and Saudi [were] fairly good; Imola will probably be good,” Szafnauer added.

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Alpine affirm they’ll carry upgrades to Imola

Imola may also mark the start of F1’s improvement race, with upgrades tipped by some to be extra necessary than ever this season, given the dramatic change in laws.

Alpine will probably be seeking to hold tempo with their rivals by bringing modifications of their very own.

“I would not be shocked if everybody brings upgrades to Imola,” continued Szafnauer.

“It appears, in my 25 years of doing this, for no matter motive, the primary European races [are] the place everybody finds upgrades. It was once Barcelona, now it is Imola.

“It is our fourth race as nicely, so across the fourth or fifth race everybody brings upgrades. So, we too will probably be bringing upgrades.”

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					Alpine's plan to carry mighty Alonso pace into Imola

					Alpine's plan to carry mighty Alonso pace into Imola


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