Alonso left the sprint with the Aston Martin in the gravel on one of those days to forget. In the morning the team failed with a strategy that condemned the Asturian to early elimination in qualifying. In the afternoon, the driver made a mistake and the AMR23 ended up out of the race. In any case, Fernando takes it philosophically because on his 42nd birthday, this Saturday, he invited not to score points: “The gray, dark gray day… since the classification, without doing a lap in Q2 you are already far behind. Behind the safety car we wanted to put the intermediates on as soon as possible, but with Lance in front I put them on the second lap. I lost quite a few positions. In the end it’s my fault, I ended up in the gravel. But hey, today we were going to get zero points yes or yes, so zero points… on the gravel”.
“We’ll see if we can do a dry lap and see how it goes, because no one has done it. I hope it will be a race in which we turn the pageAfter a Saturday in which we got zero points with both cars”, he said about this Sunday’s race. The forecast is confusing, there is still some chance of rain at the time of the race (over 40%) but the weekend has already been quite clear: in Spa-Francorchamps, the asphalt can get soggy in a few minutes. It has happened consistently since Thursday and the best example was the half hour leading up to the sprint, which changed everything.