Alonso: Aston Martin must ‘verify issues’


Aston Martin turned heads within the paddock with a chic efficiency within the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix as Alonso claimed a superb podium behind the dominating Pink Bull automobiles on his debut with the workforce.

The AMR23 proved to be the second quickest automobile in Bahrain, underlining Aston Martin’s unbelievable turnaround over the winter after ending seventh within the constructors’ championship final 12 months.

Alonso is completely happy along with his Aston Martin’s efficiency to date however urged the workforce to show their competitiveness on completely different tracks, beginning this weekend on the high-speed Jeddah circuit.

“I am very completely happy,” Alonso informed Sky. “Normally, we carried out very effectively in observe and the primary race.

“We nonetheless want to substantiate quite a lot of issues right here in Saudi Arabia, additionally in Australia. I feel we’ve got to attend and see how the automobile behaves on every circuit, however generally the primary stage of this venture has been performed and it’s a good foundation.

“So I am pleased with that and let’s examine what we are able to do from right here.”

The 2-time world champion predicts Ferrari and Mercedes will present an even bigger problem in Saudi Arabia after each groups underperformed with disappointing performances in Bahrain.

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“Ferrari was excellent at excessive pace, additionally at prime pace, on the straights,” he defined. Jeddah will due to this fact be a stable circuit for Ferrari.

“Mercedes too, I anticipate to be quick. Alpine, Alfa Romeo. Within the house of three or 4 tenths, issues can change shortly, from one circuit to a different.

“For us it is a problem to arrange a automobile for various situations to see if we might be aggressive right here too.”


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