Alpine F1 CEO Reveals His Frustrations After Fernando Alonso’s Turkish GP Result


Fernando Alonso endured a weekend of combined emotions within the lately concluded Turkish Grand Prix. He produced a shocking lap on Saturday to qualify in sixth place, which grew to become fifth on account of Lewis Hamilton’s 10-place grid penalty.

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Nevertheless, catastrophe struck the Spaniard firstly of the race. Trying to take the surface line at Flip 1, Alonso spun on account of contact with Pierre Gasly, sending him to the again of the grid. Whereas Gasly obtained a five-second time penalty, Alonso obtained one in all his personal after inflicting Mick Schumacher to spin.

Though Esteban Ocon introduced some extent dwelling for the French workforce, CEO Marcin Budkowski expressed disappointment over Alonso’s final result.

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Marcin Budkowski speaks about poor consequence for Fernando Alonso

Whereas Gasly and Alonso obtained similar time penalties, their races went in another way in Istanbul. Alonso might solely handle a P16 end, whereas Gasly picked up eight helpful factors with a sixth-place end.

Formulation One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 10, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso spins off the observe as Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas leads at begin of the race REUTERS/Murad Sezer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Budkowski spoke about what went improper on Sunday, terming Alpine’s consequence a poor one. He mentioned“We had a poor consequence. Fernando was pushed by Gasly in Flip 1 after which had one other incident with Mick Schumacher.

“He couldn’t discover the rhythm even after the tire graining section and we needed to test for any harm to his automotive from the earlier two accidents. It’s a irritating consequence for him after beginning fifth, particularly seeing the place Gasly completed the race.” (Translated by Google Translate)

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Budkowski: The purpose is to recuperate in Austin

This performed an important function within the battle for fifth place within the constructors’ championship, as AlphaTauri closed the hole to 12 factors. With the USA Grand Prix inching nearer, the Pole admitted their purpose is to recuperate misplaced factors.

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“We misplaced factors in our struggle for fifth place within the Championship. Now we’re targeted on the following race, in Austin, the place our purpose is to recuperate,” mentioned Budkowski.

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Six races stay this season, with Austin internet hosting Spherical 16 of an thrilling F1 championship. Though this battle has been at nighttime for some time, it might turn out to be thrilling within the races that stay. Will Alpine preserve fifth place after October 24? Or will Purple Bull’s sister workforce produce a late run to leapfrog the French outfit?

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