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Alonso abandons the sprint before starting due to Alpine problems

After qualifying in which Fernando Alonso suffered mechanical problems related to damage to the lower part of his Alpine, the Asturian was preparing to start from eighth position on the grid in qualifying for the sprint and had the goal of coming back, but a problem prevented it.

When all the cars were ready to start the formation lap, the Spanish driver was still on the stands, had the thermal blankets placed on his tires and the engine off.

Due to this, the Alpine mechanics had to remove Alonso ‘s car from the grid and take it to the pit lane, where they tried to start it to be able to leave the pitlane , but in the end they did not succeed and decided to remove the car even before the traffic lights at the Red Bull Ring went out to start the second sprint race of the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Another incident in Guanyu Zhou’s car delayed the start, forcing the rest of the grid to do a second formation lap, but that was not enough margin for the French team to solve the breakdown of the Oviedo’s A522.

This is how Alpine’s problem with Alonso was experienced in the Austrian sprint race


After this unexpected mishap, Alonso not only will not be able to score points in this sprint race, but the long race on Sunday, which will distribute most of the points that are played this weekend at the Red Bull Ring circuit, is also complicated.

Tomorrow, Sunday, the Spanish driver will have to place his Alpine at the back of the grid, alongside Valtteri Bottas, who after changing engine was penalized and moved to last position on the starting grid for the entire race of the Austrian Grand Prix. 2022 of Formula 1.

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