Fernando Alonso had a clean start from P10, just before both McLaren drivers who were on P11 and P12. He took advantage of the problems for the Ferraris and Yuki Tsunoda to cross the line in 7th and add six points to his total in the Drivers' Championship.
After the race, the Spaniard declared that the pressure from the papayas made it somewhat difficult, but he was satisfied with his end position and points earned.
“It was not easy. It seems easy starting 10th and finishing 7th, but a lot of tyre degradation today so we have to face a difficult car to drive at times and a lot of action pressure from the McLarens behind,” said Fernando.
“All in all, I think good race, good points, perfect executed by the team so I’m happy.”
The points he earned that count towards the championships were not the only positive outcome today, it could be seen that the team showed some promising signs of speed on the straights, which Alonso thinks could be a good foundation for the team to build on. He hopes to bring that momentum into the Canadian GP next week and make more progress.
“The speed on the straights was mega, and now thanks to that I think we were able to give the positions at the end, so let’s bring this momentum into Canada next week. There’s no time to rest. So yeah, let’s go there.”
P7 and more points to the team. Well executed race from everybody in the team👏🏻. Now a long trip to Canada and next week we go again 💙. @alpinef1team #alpine #f1 #baku en Baku City Circuit https://t.co/SpAjXnNoCA— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) June 12, 2022