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Alonso blames ‘too much wind’ in US qualifying – Formula 1 News

Alpine had a poor performance in qualifying for the United States GP this Saturday (22). Circuit of the United States, in Austin. Esteban Ocon passed Q1 and finished 18th Fernando Alonso He finished ninth in Q3, but will start 14th due to a penalty for replacing an engine component.

But even moving into Q3, the Spaniard had a performance below previous levels, an example of which was at the Singapore GP, earlier this month, when the Prince of Asturias managed to start in 5th place.

The lower than expected result was justified by the weather conditions. “It was interesting. The tricky conditions meant a difficult day for us today. High wind, high wind, so the tire speed inside the car became unpredictable”, said Alonso.

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Fernando Alonso was sentenced in Austin (Photo: AFP)

According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), wind speed in Austin Circuit of the United States, reached a speed of 24.5 kmph. Tomorrow, in the race, the force of the wind current will be 25 kmph. This makes it difficult to control the car, especially in corners.

Our aim was to have both cars in Q3 and today we took the Alpine car in Q1 with Esteban. [Ocon], it is unusual for us, so it is a complicated day”, lamented the Prince of Asturias. “But we can still come back tomorrow and get points.”

This Saturday’s sessions were crucial for the teams to gather data for the race. The weekend was marked by FP2 testing of the prototype Pirelli tire expected to be used in the 2023 season, so teams had little time to collect data on aerodynamics and the tires used in the race.

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“I think we were able to get some detailed information from the car. We missed some details on some data this weekend, so we go into tomorrow’s race with less information than usual. But it will be for everyone”, said Alonso.

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