Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon have adapted very well to the 2022 machinery. The duo pushed each other A522 in Q3 at all races except the Bahrain GP where Alonso brought his machines to the top 10 places.
Fernando suffered a crash at Turn 11 in Q3 on his flying lap. The Spaniard couldn’t downshift his gears to reduce his speed. Following the incident in Q3, the team investigated the issue this morning. Minor damage was found on an oil ring that caused the car to skid mid-corner during Fernando’s qualifying lap.
alpine sports director Alan Permane believes Fernando Alonso is still racing at the ‘very high’ level. He said the former world champion “enjoys” every part of life in Formula 1.
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Fernando Alonso has not lost his World Cup win, says Permane
Fernando Alonso suffered his second consecutive DNF at the 2022 Australian GP. He has only contributed 2 of Alpine’s 22 points in the first 3 races of the season so far. Esteban Ocon who finished P7, P6 and P7 in Bahrain, Jeddah and Melbournes contributed the 22 points. But the 40-year-old still inspires the team to challenge themselves.
When asked where Alonso’s appearances are on the F1 Nation podcast Alan Permane answered “The very highest level. [There’s] no doubt in my mind. People have been asking me that for the last year and he doesn’t seem any different than he was 15 years ago when he drove for us.”
Permane also hinted that despite his age, the Spaniard is ready to commit to Alpine for a few more years. Alonso was looking forward to Imola and said it was a “real test” for the team as others would also be upgrading their machines for the race.
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