With two points in the standings that do not correspond to what has been seen on the asphalt, Alonso maintains that his start to the season, Individually and collectively, it is the best for him since he frequently fought for victories in the days of Ferrari. “It’s been tough, a bit strange to have two points in the championship after possibly my best start to a season in the last ten years, maybe since 2012. I have not been as competitive as I have felt in these four races And I’ve been very unlucky. We lost an easy sixth in Saudi Arabia, and then the accident in qualifying in Australia and the retirement in Ímola without being able to do anything,” he said in the press conference prior to the Miami GP.
“Not only me, I mean me and the team, we have been competitive in every session, top-6 or top-7, that did not happen in the years of McLaren, or the last years of Ferrari, but in the races, for things that were out of our reach or reliability issues, the job was not finished. The car is fast and I trust, but it is not a guarantee with the change of rules. You have to adapt, regain the confidence to push one hundred percent, and I’ve had that since the winter tests”, assures the Asturian driver, who believes in luck, “in good times and in bad, but in 23 races is compensated”.
In Miami Gardens he looks for the points on a new asphalt for everyone, but in a familiar environment: “I raced in Daytona a couple of times (he won the 24 Hours in 2019), in addition to the tests, it’s not far from here. I love it the city and the weather, we will see this weekend because there is a lot of emotion and the whole city embraces this great prize. The circuit looks fast with these three long straights, We should see action, and then the section between Turns 11 and 16 looks very tight, not that much fun with an F1 car like this.”
Hamilton responds to Marko
After a long silence, also at the press conference prior to the Miami GP, Hamilton responded to recent comments from Helmut Marko in the Press, spouting that perhaps the Englishman should have retired after the 2021 season, when he lost the title to Verstappen in the last lap of Abu Dhabi. With a Mercedes that does not give the level and after suffering in Ímola, the seven-time English champion responded to the Red Bull manager: “I don’t listen to that nonsense, honestly. In the end, andIt’s interesting to see so many disrespectful comments I’ve seen over time, but it could be expected. I am focused, I love what I do. It is a hard period, we did not leave the garage as we expected but we are fighters, but if you do not know that about me, you do not know me. I will continue to do my best.”