Alpine damage was ‘like something out of a movie’

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Alpine damage was ‘like something out of a movie’

Fernando Alonso was “unfortunate” at Imola as a mere “caress” from Mick Schumacher brought on main harm to his Alpine’s sidepod.

A lot so he was pressured to retire from the grand prix as a bit of his sidepod tore away from his A522.

Beginning P9 and 10 on the grid with Alonso forward of Schumacher, the 2 fought for place by means of the opening corners just for the Haas driver to place a wheel on the grass and squiggle his rear left tyre into Alonso’s automotive.

The Spaniard continued, seemingly with none harm, earlier than just a few laps later a sidepod went flying off down the primary straight.

Pulling into the pits, hoping for his automotive to be repaired, Alonso was advised the harm is “fairly dangerous mate, fairly dangerous” and the automotive was retired.

“Once more we have been fairly unfortunate,” Mundo Deportivo quotes him as having advised DAZN F1 within the rapid aftermath of his retirement.

“I feel, as a result of for elements that weren’t in our palms… that Mick spun and touched us or caressed us, as a result of it was additionally not a robust blow, it destroyed our whole automotive.

“These are issues that appear to be one thing out of a film.

“They’re all taking place to us at this begin of the season, so we have now to consider the subsequent one.”

The results of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix means Alonso has scored simply two factors this season, a disappointing tally give that his Alpine seems to be a fast automotive.

He nonetheless didn’t end in Saudi Arabia as a result of a water pump situation, had tyre troubles in Australia after which crash harm at Imola.

“19 races left,” he stated. “Final 12 months, after Imola we had just one level and the 12 months had began a bit negatively, and we completed the 12 months tremendous properly, tremendous sturdy.

“So I hope we will repeat that.”

Distracted as Charles Leclerc spun his Ferrari tagged the obstacles however was capable of proceed, Alonso then added: “We noticed yesterday that everybody touches one another at first, the whole lot occurs and usually they’re indestructible automobiles, besides ours, which finally ends up breaking into items.


“However as I say, nothing could be achieved now, we have now to suppose constructive and Miami will probably be a greater race.”




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