Fernando Alonso was compelled into his second retirement of the season on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, dropping but extra factors he feels he deserves.
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Fernando Alonso believes he might have scored as many as 30 factors throughout the opening 4 races of the 2022 season – however as an alternative, he solely counts two.
The 2-time World Champion will really feel he has already been dealt a yr’s value of misfortune in only a handful of race weekends.
After scoring two factors on the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Alonso was compelled to retire in Jeddah earlier than falling foul of a badly-timed Security Automobile in Australia.
And throughout the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, a crash with Mick Schumacher at the beginning left him combating on with a broken automobile till the choice was made to retire.
Alonso rues dropped factors after tough begin
Wanting again on the weekend, Alonso stated: “It was one other unlucky race for us this season.
“We made an honest begin and moved as much as eighth however there was a whole lot of injury on the correct aspect of my flooring, and on the sidepod, so we had no selection however to retire.
“It is unfortunate as a small brush with Mick, which wasn’t intentional, destroyed our automobile and race.
“After Australia, I really feel that I might have scored 20 or 30 factors within the championship, and I’ve solely two. It is unfortunate!
“It is a lengthy season and there are many factors nonetheless to attain.”
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It additionally proved to be a tough weekend for Esteban Ocon as Alpine completed with each automobiles exterior the factors for the primary time this season.
“We should be sure that this doesn’t occur once more this yr as we’ve a lot stronger potential than that,” stated Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi.
“As a staff, there are numerous areas we should enhance, and we should additionally eradicate errors rapidly if we’re to attain our bold targets.
“Whereas we really feel annoyed by the end result, we are going to rely on it as extra motivation to not have this sense once more throughout the yr.”