Fernando Alonso said he had been “very unlucky” for the second time this year in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Alonso finished eighth after his DRS failed and stuck open early in the race.
“It was very difficult,” said Alonso. “We stopped two times in two laps so you are at the back of the group and with no DRS to use to pass. So the race becomes very, very difficult.”
“It’s the way it went today, he added. “Very, very unlucky race again. So in four races two very unlucky moments.”
However Alonso expects his fortune will balance out over the course of the season: “It will come for the others and we will take the opportunity in that moment.”
Team principal Stefano Domencali admitted, “it’s a big disappointment because today we could have done a great race.”
“Obviously the pace was there,” he added. “Not a good day for us because also Felipe [Massa] obviously had contact at the beginning then two problems with the tyres that we need to understand.”
“Not a good day for us. Let’s move ahead, big shame but that’s racing.”
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