Alonso: It feels like you’re living again! A wonderful feeling!
Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin are back on the podium after Canada. They performed flawlessly in an eventful competition, and the two-time champions were in high spirits.
And he celebrated this second place at the awards ceremony as if he had won his third championship. Fernando Alonso’s eyes were once again as sparkling as they were at the start of the year, and his team was just as happy to be back on the podium after so many months.
The team, which fell spectacularly low before the summer break, showed an even better performance at Zandvoort on Friday and Saturday, thanks to new developments implemented over the weekend, which Alonso already rated as successful on the first day. But second place on Sunday requires more than that.
First, Alonso’s brilliant double on the first lap passed on the inside of the bottom curve of Turn 3. Then the right tactical decisions of the team, the steadfastness of his opponent, and his confidence on the wet track. He passed Carlos Sainz after changing tires for an extended period. Finally, Sergio Perez’s five mistakes, with which he gave his place to the Spaniard, who finished third.
“It felt great. The car came to life. I was with him from the start. We passed some cars at the start, and then in really tough conditions we were really fast, even faster than Max!”
To be second to what we went through in July feels like living again.
He said F1 TVThe veteran grinned.
When asked how good it feels to be the fastest at a point, he says everything has come together for him in the race. “I was satisfied with the car, I was in tune with it. If I wanted to push, it responded well, if I wanted to protect the tyres a bit, the car still gave me the right answers. It was one of those races where everything seemed right.”
“A lot has happened after four weeks of nothing. Everything was in one race: red flags, safety car, rain, dry track, overtaking.”
“We had a lot of feelings today and I’m going to need some sleep and when I get up tomorrow morning I’m going to think about what happened.”
the Sky Sports Asked if he felt the current situation was a victory for routine, he replied with a laugh: “Possible! The captains should be asked if they don’t want to extend the contract and whether they want youth or experience!”
“I feel the speed, I’m with the car and in these conditions you have to trust the car. It was a Sunday when everything was fine in the car. Everything was very easy in the cockpit today. I felt like I was alive again! It was a feeling surprising!”