Fernando Alonso arrives at the 2022 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix in great form, the Alpine driver is, along with Max Verstappen, the only one who has managed to score points in each and every one of the last ten grand prix of the season , from the Spanish GP to Zandvoort.
This has made him forget all the headaches he suffered at the beginning of the season, the vast majority of them caused by reliability problems in the car and some very unlucky situations that the Spaniard could not avoid on his own.
Thanks to this, Alonso is currently in eighth-ninth position in the drivers’ championship, just behind his teammate, Frenchman Esteban Ocon, who is still ahead of him by seven points, despite everything the Spaniard has managed to overcome in the last weekends.
To put an end to the first and last European treble of the 2022 Formula 1 season, the single-seaters of the highest category will land in Monza, home of the Italian GP, a very special place for Fernando Alonso , as he recognized in the prior to the event.
” Monza is one of the most historic circuits in Formula 1. We went from the Dutch atmosphere in Zandvoort to the passion of the Tifosi in Monza, so it’s something quite special.”
“I am always well received by the Italian fans due to the time I spent at Ferrari. I have won there twice and I have also achieved several podium finishes,” he added.
In addition, this weekend, if Alonso manages to be part of the start on Sunday, he will add another record to his account, equaling Kimi Raikkonen, who is currently the driver with the most starts in Formula 1 with 350 , for 349 of the Spaniard, who does not seem to be very attentive or concerned about these records.
“It’s a nice achievement and obviously it’s amazing to tie Kimi for the most starts in Formula 1 races. But honestly, I try not to think too much about the records to keep my focus on racing.”
“For sure it is a great achievement and maybe, in the future, I will look back and be happy. But while I am racing, I don’t stop to think about it. I prefer to enjoy and maximize every race weekend”, concluded the driver of Alpine in the highest category of motorsport.