Fernando Alonso was the talk of the town in Montreal on Sunday till the star of the Canadian Grand Prix but as the race progressed tumbled down the order and finished behind his teammate Esteban Ocon who started the race from 7th place on the grid.
There was a lot of noise after the race as to why Fernando Alonso wasn’t able to keep up with the cars around him and recently it has been revealed that it was down to an ERS deployment issue that started costing the Spaniard a second a lap from lap 20 onwards on the Canadian Grand Prix.
Ahead of the race, there was a lot of support for Fernando as many fans turned up with the hope of seeing the 40-year-old on the podium but it just wasn’t to be for him.
Alonso did not get off to the best of starts during the race and pretty quickly fell behind Verstappen and from there the race was all about finishing as high as possible for the Spaniard.
Fernando Alonso could have at least had a podium finish in Canada
The Red Bulls are supremely fast this season when it comes to race sim and ahead of the race, it was believed that the best that Fernando could do for himself was to get a podium finish.
However, bad luck struck again for the Spaniard on lap 20 as his ERS deployment system gave in to the tough track conditions and from then onwards he was fighting a lost cause.
After his pitstop, Alonso came out behind his teammate Esteban but because of the problem with his car was not able to keep up with his teammate and at one point was in danger of getting overtaken by Valtteri Bottas who was behind him.
The 2022 Formula One season hasn’t been kind to Alonso as he has suffered ballot because of bad luck and Canada was no different for the Spaniard after the promise that he showed during Friday and especially during the Qualifying session of the Canadian Grand Prix.
However, everything is not lost for Alonso as there are still a decent number of races remaining on the 2022 calendar, and he still has the time to put in some stellar performances for his French team.