Although the most talked-about topic in the last few days has been Max Verstappen and his dissatisfaction with the Las Vegas circuit, many other drivers are also unhappy with this race. One of them is Fernando Alonso. The great Spaniard believes that the Las Vegas race is more of a spectacle than a true test of racing skill, noting that the track conditions are less than ideal.
“There is not much fun to drive at this kind of circuits, at 360kph, with no grip, no visibility and bouncing like hell," Alonso said, as quoted by crash.net! “I know from the outside, the show maybe looks good, but these cars are not made to go around corners at 80kph.
They are made to go to Suzuka, to Barcelona and Silverstone and maximise the potential - that is where we need to balance the championship and the calendar. It is what we are doing, but I don't think that this is the only way to go - we need to keep the traditional races as well, where the Formula 1 car can shine”.
Fernando Alonso on the race
Even before the race, Fernando knew that it was difficult to predict what could await him. Precisely because of this, the Spaniard immediately started aggressively. However, already during the first lap, he spun out into the first corner.
Alonso was lucky to get back into the race and eventually finished 9th. He is still not aware of what happened. In the end, he can be happy with the development of the situation, given that things did not look very good for him.
"I haven't seen the TV yet, and I still need to watch what happened," he said. ‘I lost the car and I don't know if I was in a sandwich between two cars or if I was alone, but I thought it was all over when I saw the Alfa Romeo [of Bottas]. ‘I was facing the wrong the way, so I am happy with the final result and scoring some points.'