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Fernando Alonso He finished sixth in the Dutch Grand Prix: “We expected to get into the points, but after the start, in which I was a bit boxed in


He finished sixth in the Dutch Grand Prix: “We expected to get into the points, but after the start, in which I was a bit boxed in from the outside, I thought it was going to be difficult. First we overtook the AlphaTauri on the track, we stopped the hard ones very soon and we had to squeeze them as much as possible, ”he acknowledged in statements to DAZN after the race.

It was a race in which the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) imposed his law at home, at the Formula One Grand Prix of the Netherlands, supported by his people and coming out the winner, once again, from a battle with Ferrari and Mercedes. which was conditioned by the incidents on the track that sank the British (Mercedes) and ended up ruining the career of Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), but not Fernando Alonso (Alpine), who climbed seven positions.

After overcoming gasly began to come back to make up for a bad Saturday in which he was slowed down by the Red Bull of ‘Czech’ Perez. On the twelfth lap, on the inside, he overtook the Japanese yuki tsunoda (Alpha Tauri) before pitting at the next one for hard shoes. He won another two due to the strategy of Schumacher, who changed tires despite having started with media and spent 10 seconds in the pit lane, and that of his teammate Stephen Ocon.

In the end Alonso defended himself from Norris in the battle for seventh place and with the punishment of Sainz he finished sixth after a comeback of seven places, to add for the tenth consecutive race, a streak that began in Spain on May 22. The last ‘safety car’ was bad for us, because everyone stopped and put fresher wheels than ours. I was scared for Norris and by Esteban -Ocon-, but in the end we managed to hold on. Being sixth we would not have imagined yesterday, ”he said.

Also this weekend he gave a very personal interview, where he talked about his future: “I hope to be in for at least two or three more years, I think I’m 100%. And then, from there, a challenge that I have never hidden is to try the Dakar again”, said the Spanish rider, who closed any wound with Hamilton, after last weekend it was seen that the tension between them years ago can still be reborn at any time: “These are things you say and don’t think. ANDmy mistake for saying them. But well, at the same time, Formula 1 you have to understand it. It’s all a bit of a show and we’ll try not to give them too much of a show when it’s controversial.”

And he explained his change of team for next year. He will not feel any nostalgia for Alpine: ““It was because of the desire I saw on the part of Aston Martin to have me and, perhaps, those that were missing in Alpine. Or the signs of affection that perhaps I did not have here. Alpine had Piastri, the young talent from the academy, and I I was also going to a project that seemed more ambitious than the Alpine one”.