WATCH: The Exhilarating Spanish F1 Commentary as Fernando Alonso & Carlos Sainz Deliver Double Glory at Montreal

Published 06/19/2022, 11:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Miami Grand Prix – Miami International Autodrome, Miami, Florida, U.S. – May 7, 2022 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during qualifying REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Fernando Alonso made the Canadian Grand Prix qualifying memorable with an incredible P2 finish. Fellow countryman Carlos Sainz accompanied the Spaniard at P3. It was an incredible sight for all Spanish Formula 1 fans with the two Spaniards in the top 3. A result the fans would hope they improve upon.

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It will be an exciting race as we see an alpine in the front row for the first time. Alonso especially likes the challenge, and the last time we say this was when he asked his teammate, Ocon, to “defend like a lion”. Carlos, on the other hand, has a competitive car and will chase his first Formula 1 win. And if you’re a Spanish-speaking individual, we highly recommend watching the race with Spanish commentary.

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Carlos Sainz was P2 until the end, before Alonso edged over the Ferrari man’s best time. The commentator went through a rollercoaster of emotions as he watched Alonso’s Alpine cross the finish line and take P2. It was a dramatic qualifying moment for everyone, but the Spanish commentary won the award for conveying it best.

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The commentator could not control his emotions, as he physically could not sit down during the exciting qualifying. Banging his hand on the wall, walking across the room, and covering his eyes were a few ways the commentator expressed himself throughout.

All in all, this was a justified expression as both Spaniards start the race at the front and can get podiums. An exciting thought for fans is that the only two Spaniards on the grid could share the podium in Montreal.

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Driving at the highest level for two decades and starting in the front row for the first time in a long time, Fernando Alonso is a living example of the phrase, “age is just a number.” Alonso became the oldest driver to qualify to start a race from the front row since Michael Schumacher in 2012.

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

And Alonso has no intentions to hold his position as the Alpine man wants to go one better and win the Canadian GP. “The goal is to lead the race in Lap 1. Turn 1, maximum attack, and then after that they can go and they can fight, but it would be nice, sweet, to lead the race.” said the Spaniard.

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It will be exciting to see how Alonso can take the fight to the newer generation of F1.

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Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

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