Some are already starting to enjoy the first gray weekend of Fernando Alonso in a long time to attack the double champion of Formula 1who will be 43 in July, due to his age.

In Australia, the pilot project Aston Martin He suffered off-track excursions during free practice 1 and Q3. In the race he went from tenth to sixth position, but the 20-second penalty for defending George Russell relegates him to eighth place.

Seeing his performance at Albert Park, former F1 driver Marc Surer believes that the Asturian is in his twilight years: “He’s lost a bit of speed, simply because of age. “There’s nothing you can do about it.”

“And of course this has an impact in particular on the ranking. I think this will be felt more and more in the future. “That’s why he’s no longer one of the absolute best drivers.”he said in statements to ‘motorsport-total’.

“He had a bad weekend. He went out a lot and I think he couldn’t master the car or the settings. “He made a lot more mistakes than usual and underperformed, at least in qualifying and practice,” he added.

Although he calls him “old,” Surer sees flashes of experience in his driving: “During the race he drives very hard. “He’s a fighter, he uses the tires optimally.”.

“In practice, you don’t need to give him any instructions. He knows exactly how to treat tires. He doesn’t always need the engineer to tell him how to do it. That’s where we can see all his experience and the motivation is there. always there. He is always there“, he settled.

While the former driver attacks Alonso, Formula 1 does not want to get rid of him. Aston Martin focuses on its renewal while Mercedes and Red Bull have him on the candidates’ podium take one of their places. This old Asturian fox must have something…

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