The Asturian missed the eighteenth Aston Martin tire test at the Austin circuit due to a flat bottom problem and added his first retirement of the season
The United States GP 2023This is not one of the F1 World Championship races to be remembered in 2023. Fernando Alonso is at the wheel of an Aston Martin.
Asturian should start with the eighteenth round of the Great Circus from the pitlane after the team at Silverstone decided to dismantle the closed park to remove the improvements on the floor where they put their AMR23.
Alonso has a trial against the tide in their challenge to enter the points zone and keep the battle against McLaren in the teams’ championship.
Why did Fernando Alonso retire from the F1 United States GP?
Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin AMR23 number 14 suffered a flat bottom problem, which made it necessary for Alonso to leave on lap 51 of 56 in the 2023 United States GP held at the Austin circuit.
In those moments, Alonso was in ninth place after completing an excellent return from the pitlane after breaking the Silverstone team into the parc ferme and putting the aerodynamic configuration driven by the Asturian at the 2023 Qatar GP.
The two-time champion added, in this way, the first abandonment of the season at the Great Circus, which took him away from his dream of finishing third in the drivers’ world championship, which is now held by Lewis Hamilton with 219 points and four races left to finish the year.
Loss Aston Martin mechanics have already checked this area before disassembling the car and heading to the Hermanos Rodríguez racetrack. View of the 2023 Mexican GP (October 27–29), where the British team will try to optimize the new parts worn by Lance Stroll on the American track to fight McLaren.