Fernando Alonso was forced into the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix for the second time of the season, losing as many points as he once again claimed to have made a profit. The Spaniard believes he could have scored as many as 30 points in the four races of the 2022 season so far, but could only get two instead.
The two-time world champion feels he has had a year of ordeal over the last few weeks of racing weekends. After scoring two points in the season opener at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Alonso had to park in Jeddah, then the safety car in Australia destroyed his race.
And at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix he bumped into Mick Schumacher at the start, so he had to continue racing in a faulty car until the team finally challenged the alpine racer to the pits.
Reviewing last weekend, Alonso said:It’s been another unfortunate race for us this season. We started well and went up to eighth, but there was a lot of damage to the right side of the floorboard and sidewall, so we had no choice but to give up racing at Imola. We unfortunately got out of a trip with Mick, which was unintentional, but it ruined our car and our sweat as well.After Australia, I feel I could have scored 20 or 30 points in the league, but I only have two. “I feel really unlucky so far this season,” he said.
However, Alonso is hoping to roll the dice and find luck back to him and the team because they have lost so many points so far that they can’t afford them for the rest of the 2022 season:
“Fortunately, the season is long. Meaning we still have a lot of points to do, both individually and at the team level.” Alonso said after the weekend at Imola.
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