After a shocking win at the Hungaroring for Alpine, which was also helped by the mixed conditions at the start, Fernando Alonso hopes that if the rain comes at Spa, the French team will be ready to make the most out of it.
During the last race before the summer break, Esteban Ocon scored his first Formula 1 win while Alonso came home in fourth after helping his teammate to grab the victory by keeping Lewis Hamilton behind for many laps. The race was pretty chaotic since, at the start, the track was wet. Therefore, Alonso believes that if the circumstances will be similar in Belgium, Alpine might have another chance to score big points.
“Spa is a great circuit and a pleasure to race on in a Formula 1 car,” Alonso said in Alpine’s official team preview. “Taking Eau Rouge flat in these modern cars will be amazing. It’s quite a traditional circuit in a way and always provides a good race for the fans.
“The weather can sometimes be unpredictable, so we have to capitalize on any opportunity like how we did in Budapest.”
The summer break is coming to an end, and Alonso spent some words explaining what he did during the pause in August.
“I took some time to recharge my batteries as it’s been a long first half of the season,” the Spaniard explained. “I’ve done some cycling and spent time with family and friends.
“It wasn’t long before I went back out onto the racetrack though, and I had some fun at my karting track back home.”