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Belgian GP F1 2022: Fernando Alonso: “Checo and Carlos may touch each other in the first corner…”

yesseven pilots sanctionedincluded Verstappen and Leclerc, Things have changed a bit compared to what we were used to in the last Grand Prix. This


yesseven pilots sanctionedincluded Verstappen and Leclerc, Things have changed a bit compared to what we were used to in the last Grand Prix. This includes Fernando Alonso back to third on the grid. This year I came out second in canada, but tomorrow’s will be an even more special outing. It is the best classification of the Spanish ever. First and third.

But this has led the Spaniard to kidding even with what may happen tomorrow. Although he prefers to show himself with his feet on the ground, he allows himself to ‘dream’, albeit with great irony. Obviously in a joking tone and with a smile he admits that “Checo and Carlos may touch each other in the first corner and… he goes free”, re. “That visualize at night,” he adds.

Already in a more serious tone, Alonso was very happy to be able to fight with those above. At least during the first corners. Without Ocon or Norris nearby, It could be a good opportunity to scratch some points for the drivers’ classification. And he also hopes that they can also help the team in the World Builders. Fourth place is the main goal. “It’s going to be exciting tomorrow and, like in Canada, it’s another chance to attack inside the top three early on,” he said.

It’s a good starting position for tomorrow considering how necessary it is to try to take advantage with McLarentherefore it ensures that “we are third for tomorrow, podium position momentary, at least for the first meters, so I’m very happy with how it went.” He wants everything to go smoothly. “Let’s see if tomorrow we can have a quiet race,” he asks before the DAZN microphones.

He doesn’t think there is a reason for things to go wrong tomorrow. During the weekend his Alpine has not given him too many problems. “The truth is that the car has been going well all weekend and it wouldn’t have to go bad tomorrow”, confirms Alonso. He is also happy with Ocon’s result, despite the penalty he will suffer. “I’m happy with our performance today and it’s a positive result for the team with both cars qualifying within the first six positions”, he assumes.

You know that a 5th or 6th place tomorrow may be quite a realistic goal considering that Verstappen, with the speed he has shown, will quickly reach the top positions. The same is also expected of Leclerc with his Ferrari. The main problem comes from behind.

Mercedes has its two drivers positioned just behind Fernando. Hamilton and Russell will start fourth and fifth, and he knows they are “strong rivals”. He also awaits the arrival of Max. “He’s going to get to us very quickly and we’re aware of that too, we keep our feet on the ground but trying to score good points,” he says.

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