Fernando Alonso is revving up for a thrilling showdown at the upcoming Las Vegas Grand Prix. After a remarkable comeback in Brazil, where he clinched P3, Alonso and his team Aston Martin are gearing up to carry this momentum forward.
What We’re Watching
- Alonso’s recent success in Brazil marked his first podium finish since the Dutch GP last August, showcasing Aston Martin’s notable improvement.
- Previous disappointments in Austin and Mexico City had dampened spirits, but the team’s unity and determination led to a significant turnaround in Brazil.
- The Las Vegas GP presents a new challenge, with all teams and drivers being newcomers to this extravagant venue.
In the recent past, Aston Martin had a rough patch with pit lane starts in Austin and Mexico, along with Alonso’s retirement at the Circuit of the Americas and a double DNF in Mexico. This painted a rather bleak picture.
However, the team managed to bounce back at Interlagos. Alonso credits this turnaround to the unity and determination of Aston’s crews. Despite the struggles, the team stayed focused and united, leading to a stronger comeback.
Alonso admitted to being concerned about the final races of the championship. But after the performance in Brazil, he’s eager to hit the Las Vegas track.
The Las Vegas GP is a new challenge for all teams and drivers. It’s been four decades since F1 first visited the gambling capital of the world. Despite the unknowns, Alonso is optimistic about Aston Martin’s chances, thanks to the lessons learned and the momentum gained in Brazil.
While acknowledging that a few lucky breaks helped them in Brazil, Alonso believes the team can be competitive in the final races. The team’s performance in Brazil has given them a confidence boost, and they hope to continue this positive trend in Las Vegas.