That is how Alonso completed the F1 race in Austin! With out air!

That is how Alonso completed the F1 race in Austin! With out air!

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After a weekend by which there have been extra doubts than certainties within the French group, Fernando Alonso saved the furnishings within the classification by getting his automobile into Q3 and getting ninth place, particularly after the surprising elimination of Esteban Ocon (which carried the renovated ground) within the first spherical of the qualifying session (Q1).

Nonetheless, a five-place penalty for altering the interior combustion engine (ICE) on his energy unit dropped him to fourteenth place on the beginning grid for the 2022 Components 1 United States Grand Prix.

Ranging from a place additional again than desired, the Asturian Alpine driver had the clear goal of ending the race within the high ten, inside the factors zone, however the occasions that awaited him weren’t going to make it straightforward for him.

After an ideal comeback that took him to eighth place earlier than reaching the midway level on the Circuit of the Americas, Alonso suffered a critical accident crashing into the rear of Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin, sending his automobile flying into the air earlier than touchdown and crashing violently into the Austin observe guards.

Regardless of this, the driving force from Oviedo was in a position to proceed within the race after going by means of the pits and altering the nostril of his A522, however he rejoined the observe within the final place of the peloton, with injury to his automobile and with the scare nonetheless in his physique, one thing that lasted till the final lap, as he himself admitted.

Once more, with all of the components towards him, Alonso staged an ideal comeback which put him in sixth place, earlier than shedding it to Lando Norris within the closing laps of the grand prix. Lastly, the Spaniard crossed the checkered flag in seventh place however, just a few hours later, the FIA ​​penalized him with 30 seconds for driving an “unsafe” automobile and he fell to fifteenth place in a United States Grand Prix that he couldn’t be extra chaotic for Spanish.

Earlier than receiving that sanction and as quickly as he bought off his automobile, Alonso left one of many photos of the weekend. Cameras from automobile #14 recorded the Alpine driver for the time being he bought out of the automobile, completely molten and nearly airless, having to take a seat on one in all his tires to breathe and recharge his batteries a bit earlier than persevering with on their manner and heading in direction of the FIA ​​weigh-in space.

Video: That is how Alonso seemed when he bought out of his Alpine at the USA GP:

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