These are the statements of Alonso after the 12th position in the sprint race at the Circuit of the Americas
Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin going through their most difficult moment in the F1 World Cup. After an interesting start to the season, the United States GP 2023 It turned out to be a real blow for the British team and its main driver.
The Spanish, located in the fourth position of the table, saw competitors like Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, or Lando Norris. All of them threaten the position of Alonso, whose trend in AMR23 is negative compared to the rest of the noble zone.
Fernando Alonso acknowledges his suffering at the United States GP: “It was a painful weekend to assimilate”
“We haven’t been competitive since FP1, in both time trials, and no change in the race.”, Fernando Alonso acknowledged on the DAZN microphone. Very slow, very slow, no rhythm. Zero points today and tomorrow, leaving even more, possibly zero points as well”.
“A painful weekend to assimilate, but we must try to learn, do as many laps as possible, and give the team all the information possible”, pointed out the Nano, which could hardly make a fight in the sprint race at the Circuit of the Americas.
“In Mexico, with more free practice, try to optimize the car better, which we believe is one of the shortcomings we had this weekend”, he explained about the team’s focus, with an eye on the next Grand Prix. By not having laps in free practice we believe that the car can give more of itself and we have not optimized it”.
Fernando Alonso is looking for a crack at the toughest Grand Prix for Aston Martin
What can Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin do to make the most of the 2023 United States GP? It is undoubtedly the most complicated for the green team, but they have to make the most of this weekend. Fernando himself highlighted this aspect a few weeks ago.
“It’s very complicated. Today we started on the 12th and ended on the 13th. Tomorrow starting on the 17th… Hard to get any points. This is frustrating”Alonso explained about the result of the sprint race on Saturday and thinking about the long race on Sunday.
“Sleep today or race tomorrow because you know the odds are slim, but hey, it’s what it takes. We will also discuss if it is better to learn and play with the setup and start from the pit lane.”, Nano pointed out, pointing to a possible crack for Aston Martin to learn from what happened at COTA.
“Anything that helps us, something useful, because doing 56 laps tomorrow just to do it seems like a long time, but there are better weekends and there are worse weekends. This is one of the bad ones and you have to grit your teeth and join the team”, Fernando finished on the DAZN microphone.