The two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso (Alpine) that he had to abandon on lap 34 in the Bahrain Grand Prix Due to a brake problem on his return to Formula One after a two-year absence, I describe the day as “exciting” despite the abandonment.
“I wanted to finish the race and it could not be. We had some problems, in the end the brakes were the cause of abandonment but before we had a problem with the batteries. It was a race against the foot, but it was exciting”, considered the Asturian in statements to ‘DAZN F1’.
“For me it has been a good day anyway: because of the anthem, the formation lap, the grid, they were cool moments. Then we couldn’t finish, but we will return to Imola,” he added.
Alonso started from ninth and advanced from the start, finishing seventh on the first few laps despite the fact that his Alpine team car was inferior to many of his rivals.
“It was all exciting, those first laps, being in a fight with the other cars has been, I don’t know how to explain it, adrenaline, even though the cars ahead are fighting, you already have excitement, your heart beats quickly, and a shame not to be there anymore on the track, to complete the race. Still, the points were not possible “, he considered.
Despite that good start, the double world champion (in 2005 and 2006 with Renault) said he is still a long way from being at the level he was when he left the championship in 2018.
I think I don’t have time in the car, but I’m sure in five or six races I’ll be better.
“I think I lack time in the car, all the drivers who have changed teams: Carlos (Sainz), (Daniel) Ricciardo, (Sebastian) Vettel, need time. Vettel has to get used to it, Ricciardo to the brakes, Carlos in Some races will be able to get 100% out of him, imagine that multiplied by two and a half years. I don’t know what I have to spend more time on, but I’m sure that in 5 or 6 races I’ll be better, “he concluded.