Baku, June 8, AZERTAC Last year, Fernando Alonso finished sixth at the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix, although he was only tenth with a couple
Baku, June 8, AZERTAC
Last year, Fernando Alonso finished sixth at the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix, although he was only tenth with a couple of laps to go. However, after the accident and Max Verstappen’s mishap, there was a resumption that the Spanish driver from the Alps carried out brilliantly, overtaking several rivals in the first corners of the street circuit.
According to AZERTAC, before the Baku round of the championship, the two-time world champion recalled what it was like.
“At the restart I was first ahead of one of my rivals, then the second, when I realized that Carlos Sainz was in the breakaway zone (in the second corner) I thought that he is probably going to spend his holidays in Baku, so So I decided to take a look at the flats in the city center.
On the Baku street circuit it is very difficult to warm up the tyres, especially when there are only two laps left after the restart. But I think I had a new set of tires on my car at the time, which of course gave me a bit of an advantage.
Then I overtook Yuki Tsunoda at turn 5, but the next right-hander isn’t very pretty, it’s quite uneven tarmac, and I was afraid of locking the wheels, because then I would lose everything I had gained. By this time he was already ahead of three and fourth was Lewis, who went off the track on the restart. But at the time I didn’t realize that we had lost another position because it was out of my field of vision.
But then we had to hold on for one more lap, even though we passed the start-finish line twice and then I was once again worried that I was going to lose some positions. I couldn’t take advantage of the slipstream and the rivals ahead of me were very close to me.
But with one lap to go and with a lot of energy in the ERS battery, I was able to use all that energy to defend my position. So everything ended well.
In general, in Baku, it’s great to race if they give a restart or a safety car comes out during the race, because a lot happens on the long straight. Hopefully this time we can take advantage of it again, “the Spanish pilot shared the memories of him.
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