WATCH: Enraged Fernando Alonso Thwacks Steering Wheel Amidst Alpine F1 Team Orders at Montreal

Published 06/19/2022, 4:42 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 20, 2022 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during a press conference REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Fernando Alonso started P2 and has now finished P7. The Alpine driver managed to keep P2 in the beginning laps. However, Carlos Sainz soon overtook him. Though Alonso’s realistic chances never allowed him to win the race ahead of Max Verstappen, he could’ve finished better.

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Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 10, 2022 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during a press conference REUTERS/Murad Sezer

In fact, in the end, he could not even overtake Esteban Ocon in order to secure points. Notably, Alonso did have a bad start to the race as Verstappen’s positioning and the pace did not allow him to present a threat.

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Further, he was rather decent, but having not pitted cost him several positions after a late pit stop.

Frustrated Fernando Alonso looks devastated over P7

Now a video has popped up where Alonso can be seen really banging his steering wheel. The race clearly frustrated him, as he really couldn’t hide the anger. Several Alonso fans are also feeling for the Spaniard.

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Of course, Alonso’s frustration is understandable after his brilliant performances. He qualified P2 on a wet track and under tough circumstances. He managed to outpace a Ferrari and, despite being a little slow on the start, could’ve given Red Bull a run for their money. In the end moments, the team orders to not fight with Ocon were clearly frustrating for the Spaniard.

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However, today his car pace wasn’t there simply, and neither was his luck as he sits behind his teammate. Notably, this was Alonso’s first front-row start in a decade.

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Khyati Yadav

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Khyati Yadav is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. She is a Hospitality Graduate and a huge fan of Lando Norris. She believes that F1 as a sport deserves a lot more attention and is intrigued by the process that goes behind the making of a car and the hard work that goes into the setting up of any Grand Prix.

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