Fernando Alonso, the Alpine driver managed to get his car in the top ten but ended up having no points. Why You wonder? Because the Alpine driver made a mistake and ended up getting a “deserved” 5-second time penalty. That got him to only P11.
Alonso lunged in turn 1 inside Pierre’s Tauri and had a contact that made the French spin. This made the Tauri driver Gasly a bit annoyed, which is clearly evident by his Radio message, “Fernando just dive-bombed into me, crashed into me and broke the rear right corner.” The Spaniard received a 5-second penalty which he admitted was his clumsy mistake.
How was the first Miami weekend for both Fernando Alonso’s Alpine and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly?
At the end of Saturday’s Qualifying, we saw both the AlphaTauri in the top 10. Way ahead of the Alpines. But what counts on the table are the points u score on Sunday. That was only managed by Estaban Ocon after an excellent drive from P20 and later to P18 after both the Aston started from the Pit lane.
Gasly after an unfortunate and bad race had to retire. Blaming the alpine of Fernando Alonso, which went on affecting the race of Lando Norri’s McLaren. Lap 41 saw a shift in tide with the Safety car caused by one of the McLaren’s crashing.
Pierre didn’t hold anything back and was down on the race he could score points on. But appreciated the concern of the Alpine driver who later after the race went to apologise to the Tauri’s driver. “Yeah, he came to apologise, but unfortunately, it’s not going to give us back the points and it’s a big shame,” he said.
He also talks about the brilliant start he had which later on was nothing more than a disappointment “We had a brilliant start passing Lewis [Hamilton] into Turn 1, running in P7 after that, and we would have had a great battle with Fernando but he just took it a step too far and unfortunately it ruined our race.”
Alonso’s optimism pushed him for the move and his “accepted” mistake started the chain of misfortune. “I closed the gap and was very optimistic on the move with him. I braked too late. We were ready to give back the position but he was in the pits at that time, so I had to pay those five seconds,” said Alonso to The Race.
The first Miami weekend has cleared and created a lot more rivalries for us to look forward to.