Fernando Alonso has reflected on a difficult Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, where he crossed the finish line 13th.

The race weekend at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit turned out to be a real challenge for the Alpine driver. He started the race in the middle of the grid after a mediocre qualifying performance.

In the race itself, the Spaniard struggled with the pace and was losing positions. He used an opportunity to pit under the Safety Car brought out after Mick Schumacher’s crash, but he lost all the advantage after the red flag. Furthermore, he had a spin.

Alonso was not happy with his race at all: “It was a bad Sunday. We were on the back foot already from the red flag, we were unlucky with the red flag. We opted to stop in the first Safety Car, on lap 9, and that put us in a good position because not everybody stopped at that time.”

“Then they decided to put the red flag out and then we were P15 and on the same strategy as everyone else, or at least those around us.”

“That was pretty much the end of our evening, but nevertheless we need to do better in Abu Dhabi. The pace the whole weekend was not good enough.”

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