Fans Shout One Major Demand After “Criminal” Robbery of Iconic F1 Moment

Published 11/20/2022, 9:36 AM EST

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Fernando Alonso once again fell victim to the car’s reliability issues. The Alpine driver bowed out of the race on lap 28. This is Alonso’s 6th DNF of the season but the one which will hurt the fans the most.

Being Sebastian Vettel’s final race before retirement, fans were excited for Formula 1’s veteran drivers to put on a show after the race. Excited fans wanted to see Vettel, Alonso, and Lewis Hamilton do donuts on the track post-race. However, the hopes of all three of them doing it have gone down the drain.


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Fans angry with Alpine as Sebastian Vettel’s retirement show spoiled with Fernando Alonso’s DNF

Fernando Alonso started out in P10 behind his old mate Sebastian Vettel. Ahead of the race, he vowed to protect his good friend as the lights go out. As the race started, Alonso did not really have to do that as drivers remained careful around Vettel. The Spaniard, however, once again kept falling down the grid owing to car issues.

He, however, showed grit as he overtook both Yuki Tsunoda and Valtteri Bottas in a single corner in Lap 23. Tsunoda, however, retook P11 from the Alpine driver soon. Lap 28 turned out to be ominous for Fernando, as he was called into the pits to retire the car.


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Here’s how fans reacted, knowing Alonso could not perform donuts with Vettel and Lewis Hamilton at the end of the race.

Matt from WTF1 could not hide his disappointment in Alpine.

Alpine are not doing a good job making new fans after today’s outing.

One fan suggested some extreme measures. Can’t say we disagree with the suggestion though.

Alright, this is a better suggestion. Just fix the car Alpine!


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We obviously had to have some funny memes on the situation.


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What do you think of Fernando Alonso’s season? Did the Spaniard fall victim to some faulty strategies and car reliability? Did he take the right decision choosing Aston Martin over Alpine?


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Nischay Rathore


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Nischay Rathore is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Being a law graduate, he has worked at the Supreme Court of India as well as the High Court of Delhi. However, due to his adherent love for sports, he has now set out to start his journey into the world of Sports Journalism.
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Ranvijay Singh