Alonso enjoys his « incredible » first podium since 2014


The Spanish driver savored his podium at the Qatar Grand Prix this Sunday.

Fernando Alonso (Alpine), 3rd in the Grand Prix of Qatar: “It’s amazing … seven years. Finally we have it! A long wait since the last podium in 2014. Honestly, I even thought I could lead after the first lap but I couldn’t. (…) A career is made up of ups and downs. I have had wonderful moments over the past two to three years, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the World Endurance Championship (2018, 2019). But of course, coming back to Formula 1, in a year of preparation for 2022 with the new regulations and having this podium now, it feels good. We are more ready now than at the start of the season. We did not expect to take 25 points ahead of AlphaTauri (in the battle for 5th place, note). But we gotta stay focused, anything can still happen« .

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