Alonso rues ‘two unlucky moments in four races’

2013 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2013Fernando 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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  1. That’s 30 points Ferrari have flushed in the first four races.

    Even with the issues Alonso had in Malaysia and Bahrain, he had the pace to finish at least 3rd in both races.

    After 4 races in 2012 the WDC points were: Vet 53, Alo 43, Rai 34.
    After 4 races in 2013 the WDC points are: Vet 77, Alo, 47, Rai 67.

    Alonso might be better off than last year, but Vettel and Raikkonen more so. Unlike last year, the big points are being shared amongst those three and not the rest of the field, it’s going to be harder to close a points deficit without a string of consecutive wins.

  2. Alonso should found a religion or something like it, Karmalonso. I don’t think he is right but one thing is certain luck and freak events are more often to the teams eager to capitalize.

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