15 Mar 2024

Aston Martin F1 car still “two or three tenths” off McLaren, Mercedes

At the season-opener in Bahrain, Alonso qualified sixth but slipped to ninth behind the Mercedes and McLaren drivers in the race, finishing 74 seconds adrift of winner Max Verstappen.

Alonso qualified fourth for the Saudi Arabian GP, but he soon lost a place to Oscar Piastri’s McLaren.

He then remained in fifth place for the duration of the race, successfully staying in front of the Mercedes of George Russell and finishing 35 seconds behind…

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