Alonso: Podium impossible without “chaotic race”

SOCHI, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 23: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Alpine F1 Team talks in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 23, 2021 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Xavier Bonilla – Pool/Getty Images)

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso believes a podium is impossible unless a “chaotic race” like the one at Hungary earlier this year takes place.


  • The Spaniard talked about the French team’s performance, saying they need a “very chaotic race” which allows them to capitalize on mistakes from the top teams.

What he had to say:

  • “I think we are the fifth or sixth quickest team out there,” he said.
  • “So for us to get a podium, we really need a very chaotic race. Without that, I think by pure performance, I think top six, top seven is our maximum position.”
  • “We did achieve that in a few races this year, and I’m happy with the consistency. And you need to be super lucky to get one podium. I was not so far.”
  • “I think we need to work on realistic expectations.”
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