F1 star Fernando Alonso breaks silence on why Aston Martin pulled out his car at US GP: “Very bumpy track”

Fernando Alonso has been driving in the F1 industry for quite a while. As a driver who debuted in F1 back in 2002, the Spaniard had an immense ideology about driving along with an immeasurable amount of experience as well.

At the US GP, the Spaniard was the first driver to start the event from the pitlane. After a while, his car suffered major damage, due to which he was compelled to retire from race.

Fernando Alonso talks about decision to retire from US GP

After Alonso was sent back to the garage, Alonso talked to the media to explain what went wrong for his car to pick up such serious damage on it. The Spanish driver is recommended by an F1 Former Champion, in contrast to Daniel Ricciardo “smiling” regardless of the situation he gets in.

He said: “[It’s] still under investigation,” 

“I think something on the floor underneath or the rear suspension or something. It’s a very bumpy track, very aggressive on kerbs.

“Initially I felt something on the suspension, so it was not safe anymore to run. It hurts, because when you start from the pit lane and you are in the points, maybe P8… Yeah, it was a good race from us with no reward.

“It was a tremendous race from Aston Martin today.

“I started from the pit lane, [and we] probably [could have] both finished in the points – P8, P9, that was the target for the final stint. We felt faster than [in] the previous sessions this weekend here in Austin, so we have to learn.”

Upon asking whether or not he decided to leave the US GP, the Spaniard replied, “We did a lot of tests in the car between the Sprint and the race, and both cars [had a] different configuration as well, so we have to put all that data [on] the table and get to Mexico more prepared and with the best configuration possible.”

“So zero points, it hurts, but nothing we can do; we concentrate on Mexico.”

Fernando Alonso’s performance during US GP

This weekend was extremely intense for the driver with Alonso and teammate Lance Stroll getting knocked out in Q1 of Friday’s qualifying session. Starting from the pitlane, Alonso continued to pave his way throughout the race, despite the order. However, he soon had to retire from the event due to some mechanical issue faced by the car.

Nonetheless, the driver decided to be optimistic about the condition of the team, rooting for Aston Martin to deliver better performances in the Mexican GP.

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