Fernando Alonso Looking In Fine Nick Ahead Of Canadian Grand Prix

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At around this time last year, legendary Spanish driver, Fernando Alonso, who happens to be a double world champion, was demonstrating great form. He had, unless it is forgotten, secured no fewer than four podiums inside the space of first five races in the 2023 FIA F1 world championship season. But the main or key highlight of that fact, it ought to be reminded, was that Fernando Alonso hat hit a hat trick of podiums in the first three races of the last season.

With results such as the third in Bahrain, followed by another third at Saudi Arabia and then, another third at Australia, Fernando Alonso in the Aston Martin was seen flying last year.

However, things have changed a bit for the titan of the sport where the present-day Formula 1 season stands.

While he has accumulated no podiums, whatsoever, the best result that Alonso has managed as on date happens to be a fifth, which was seen earlier at Saudi Arabia.

All of his results have been race finishes inside the top ten barring Imola and Monaco, but there’s been a bit of a lull where the podium performances stand as seen in the contests held so far. So the big question is, could Canada spell something different for Fernando Alonso?

And while we do not know where might the man from Asturias end up come the big race on Sunday, it is quite evident that Alonso is demonstrating great pace from what’s been evident up to this point at Montreal, home to the Canadian Grand Prix.

Under the rain-hit conditions, Fernando Alonso led Aston Martin’s charge a few hours back as we went quickest by clocking up a 1:15:810 as seen during Friday’s second free practice at Montreal. In so doing, not only was Alonso seen outperforming his teammate Lance Stroll, who happens to be a Canadian, the man described as the ‘samurai’ of the grid outperformed George Russell, second in line, by a margin of 0.462 seconds.

In what became an interesting highlight in the build-up to the Canadian Grand Prix, it was seen that Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was struggling for grip and resultantly, was far from being the quickest on the grid.

It ought to be remembered that last year, Fernando Alonso, a man who has no fewer than 385 race starts to his name, secured a fighting second here at Canada. As it turned out, it would prove to be his best performance from 2023. Can he secure something similar this time around or if not, then gather a podium in 2024 at the very least?

Clearly, there is a lot to play for where it comes to both Aston Martin drivers with Lance Stroll clearly struggling for form.

Fernando Alonso
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