Fernando Alonso claims it’s only a matter of time before he gets a decent score for Alpine F1. The Spaniard has shown encouraging pace in 2022 but has only two points for his France after falling victim to doom.
The two-time world champion believes his position in the championship does not reflect his ability level, noting that almost all GPs have had bad luck so far this year. Alonso claims the start of the 2022 season has been one of his best of the past 10 years. The driver scored two points in the season opener in Bahrain but has since suffered DNFs in Jeddah and Imola and has been sidelined by a penalty kick at the 2022 Miami Grand Prix.
Alonso said of his 2022 campaign:
“It’s only a matter of time before the results come out. I feel strong and I feel fast now. The car feels good too, so I’m really looking forward to it every weekend.”
When asked if he believed in luck, the Spaniard said:
“Of course, yes, there were good and bad. But, over 23 games, it made up for it, so I think I’ve gotten rid of all the bad luck.”
The driver believes he is up to the task in 2022 and hailed it as his best start to the season in about 10 years. The 40-year-old went on to say:
“Obviously it feels a little weird to get two points in the Championship and after what was probably my best start to the season in the last 10 years (probably from 2012), I didn’t feel like I did in my first game. Competitive four games that way. I think we were very unlucky with some of the events that happened.”
Martin Brendel claims Fernando Alonso had a ‘clumsy and furious game’ in Miami
F1 driver turned TV pundit Martin Brundle claims Fernando Alonso had an unforgettable afternoon in Miami. The Spaniard finished P9 but was later relegated to P11 after receiving a five-second penalty for allegedly winning track time against Haas’ Mick Schumacher. Blundell claims the 40-year-old was frustrated throughout the race, which led to his two accidents, the other with Pierre Gasly.
Echoing Alonso’s comments about his bad luck so far in 2022, Brendel also believes the Spaniard’s lack of results is the reason for his apparent frustration in the new season.writing in his column sky sportsthe British said:
“Fernando Alonso had an angry and clumsy race to forget, he had a couple of touches for which he was penalized and cut off the track to finish the points. As the season unfolded at a solid pace, he suffered A lot of frustration, but only two points left to his name in the first game of the season.”
Alonso will be at home at the upcoming 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, and Alpine hopes both drivers can score double points.