Fernando Alonso has been left rueing his “unbelievable” unhealthy luck after retiring from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix following unlucky contact with Mick Schumacher.
Alonso’s Alpine was tagged by the spinning Haas on the primary lap at Imola and the two-time former World Champion fell down the order earlier than a major chunk of his sidepod flew off on the pits straight, with the following harm forcing him to retire from the race.
After having to additionally retire in Saudi Arabia, the unhelpful timing of the Security Automobile durations in Australia final outing pressured him onto an unfavourable technique that noticed him end final on the highway in Melbourne having arguably been within the combat for pole place.
In a automotive that has proven loads of promise this season, Alonso’s reward has been a mere two factors for his efforts whereas his team-mate Esteban Ocon has 20 on the board.
Concerning Sunday’s incident, his primary hope is to transform the tempo within the A522 into ends in the approaching races.
“Clearly I didn’t see a lot, however I noticed the replay that Mick spun sadly and touched my automotive, and destroyed utterly the right-hand aspect of my bodywork and flooring,” he instructed Formula1.com, addressing Schumacher’s contact.
“In order that was an excessive amount of harm to maintain racing. One other time that, out of our management, we misplaced one other race.
“I believe we’re extraordinarily unfortunate on this first a part of the championship however there’s nonetheless a protracted technique to go – hopefully we are able to get better.”
Alonso feels the velocity of the Alpine dropped off in comparison with their type on the primary three weekends of the season, however added there may be nonetheless loads of one-lap tempo within the A522.
“We have been a bit bit slower than earlier weekends, particularly in race tempo, however on qualy we’re nonetheless fairly robust,” he stated.
“So we nonetheless have to assessment and we’ll work on the race tempo, however the automotive appears fairly quick this 12 months and it’s unbelievable we solely have two factors within the Drivers’ Championship as a result of I believe it’s a bit bit unfair for the time being.”