Fernando Alonso reflected on the race in Canada. The Spaniard is a driver from whom many have high expectations, given that he is showing great things this season. Alonso is satisfied with the race, but in the last moments, he felt fear, considering that Lewis Hamilton was behind him.
“Close, the closest I think. It was our most competitive race of the year in terms of pace. We were matching the Red Bull most of the race and sometimes we lost a little bit of pace. At one point I thought the race was over, and second place was good, but I saw Lewis coming so fast.
The last driver you want to see in your mirrors is Lewis Hamilton when he comes fast. "- he said, as quoted by crash.net
Fernando Alonso on the race
He is happy that he managed to finish the race in second place. It was tense, it looked like Mercedes could finish in second place.
Nevertheless, Alonso has the necessary quality and experience that can be decisive in such moments. “I had a little bit more pace in hand and in the end he was never in the DRS gap. It was good to finish second but they were like 70 laps of qualifying today”.
- he continued. Alonso thought about backing off before the race. This track was something he knew what to expect from it, and he knew what his team's strengths and weaknesses were going to be. “I don’t think there was much in it to be honest.
It’s a circuit where you can give up a bit on entry to get better exits. We discussed also before the race that a lift and coast was maybe needed. I was ready for that and I don’t think it had an impact on the race result”.
A great season for Alonso. He surprised many.
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