Fernando Alonso finished fifth in the GP of the united States in a race against that has gone to simmer with the medium tyres. The fruits of the work done came in the final straight when the pilot spaniard was able to give chase and overtake Felipe Massa and spaniard Carlos Sainz to achieve the above-mentioned fifth place. All in all, the McLaren driver has recognized that has suffered much from the lack of grip for much of the race, so the result should not hide the fact that the feelings have not been as positive as they were in Sepang.
by way of summary of his career, Fernando Alonso explained to the press: “at The beginning we avoid any of the accidents that we find in the first round. Around the first stop we had a bit of bad luck because it came out the Red Bull and Räikkönen behind us and that made us lose a little bit of time. When we put the stockings we had lost enough ground with Sainz, who was the pilot that we were struggling. It took us the whole second stint down that difference, and after the Virtual Safety Car we saw as Toro Rosso rode the soft, something that surprised us a little”.
as expected, Alonso managed to give chase to Sainz in the final stretch of the race, although before that, he had to fight with a leathery Felipe Massa: “They had a lot of degradation at the end of the race. We try to attack at the end, first with Philip and then with Carlos. With Massa it was difficult because the Williams have that happen in odd places because in the straight going very fast. With Carlos was something more easy, because Toro Rosso is going more slowly on the straight. It was only open the DRS and overtake”.
Asked for the exit, Alonso analysed: “I Saw that
Carlos came out a bit better than the front, but in the first curve when
we saw the touch we had to leave for the outside. In that moment you
fixed who is in front of or behind”. That said, the pilot spaniard returned
to make emphasis on the balance end of the race, being quite self-critical:
“We are happy with the race today. We’ve lacked a bit of pace,
I’ve been driving all the time with very little grip. try to
to regain the feelings that we had two races, in Malaysia, when
it seemed that we were a little more quick that this intermediate group”.
In the last term, Fernando Alonso’s opinion on the overtaking Massa, in which he played with the brazilian and the
that it has opened an investigation on the part of the commissioners: “we’ll See
what they say then the commissioners that have all the data, teles and images.
I I got inside and I think that since we were wheel to wheel in parallel.
I don’t think that was the limit or that you were three-quarters of a car by
in front of it. I Hope it is an incident normal race, but we’ll see what