Fernando Alonso Suffers Disappointing Finish to Alpine Stint – EAST AUTO NEWS

Fernando Alonso Suffers Disappointing Finish to Alpine Stint

Spaniard Fernando Alonso suffered a disappointing finish to his time with French Components One staff Alpine after failing to complete Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Spaniard, who returned to Components One in 2021 with the Enstone-based outfit, which additionally took him to his two world titles as Renault in 2005 and 2006, is changing the retiring Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin subsequent 12 months.

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He had hoped to log off on a excessive however was referred to as into the pits to retire on lap 27 of the 58-lap race.

Alpine nonetheless secured fourth within the constructors’ standings forward of McLaren however it was Alonso’s sixth retirement this 12 months.

“Disillusioned for certain,” mentioned the 41-year-old Alonso, who had expressed frustration with reliability woes hitting his quantity 14 automobile after one other failure final month in Mexico.

“Hundreds of thousands of persons are disenchanted now. It’s the way in which it’s, it has been a really unfortunate season … not unfortunate, I feel we’re not ready reliability-wise,” added Alonso.

He identified different automobile failures that didn’t depend as DNFs (didn’t end) as they occurred in qualifying or, for instance, within the dash race in Austria the place his automobile couldn’t begin as a result of {an electrical} drawback.

“So slightly bit unhappy to complete like that however that’s the way in which it’s,” he mentioned.

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In becoming a member of Aston Martin, Alonso is pairing up with an outfit that completed seventh out of 10 groups this 12 months within the general standings.

Nonetheless, set to fit into the automobile as early as Tuesday within the post-season check, he mentioned he couldn’t wait to get began. He expressed hope that the ailing luck he had endured this season can be compensated for by higher fortunes subsequent 12 months.

“That’s one of the best factor of right this moment that it’s someday much less to be in inexperienced,” he mentioned.

“And tomorrow begin with this undertaking with the seat match and conferences with just a few folks, then on Tuesday testing the automobile might be hopefully a great chapter and all of the dangerous luck of this 12 months hopefully compensate subsequent.”

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