WATCH: Alonso Fumes at Vettel Over Dangerous Blocking F1 Incident at Austrian GP

Published 07/03/2021, 10:15 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 15, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Round two at the Red Bull Ring is here, and the high-intense qualifying session is already done and dusted. And, just like all quali sessions, there was drama around the track, as drivers did their best to set the fastest lap in each session.

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This time it was between two experienced drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. As Alonso was taking his final corner trying his best to get into Q3, Vettel was in his path, which made the former lose his pace and a chance to get into the final round.

Sebastian Vettel causes Fernando Alonso to lose out on Q3

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In the dying moments of Q2, when Alonso was at the turn heading into the main straight, he encountered Vettel, who was unaware that the former was on a flying lap. Unfortunately, the Spaniard lost his momentum because of the encounter and wasn’t able to make it into Q3.

The Spanish driver was furious with what the German had done and was seen punching the air out of frustration. He said, “What the f*ck!! I cannot believe it.”

But Vettel soon waved to Alonso apologizing for his actions, and said on the team radio, “Why did you not tell me about Alonso?”

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A major task lies ahead of Alonso on Sunday

Starting all the way down in fourteenth place, the two-time world champion has a challenge in front on him. Given that his championship has now begun, Alonso needs to perform well consistently if he wants to silence his critics.

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While he has shown massive improvement in the past weeks, he would need to give it his all tomorrow to have any hopes of finishing in the points.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Styria, Austria – June 25, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in action during practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Can Alonso redeem himself and secure a points finish as he battles the rest of the grid? Well, we won’t have to wait that long as the ninth round of the championship is just a day away.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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