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A sandwich wrapper caused the abandonment of Fernando Alonso in Bahrain


Alpine explained that the paper “got stuck inside the rear brake duct of Fernando’s car” and triggered the withdrawal of the Spaniard on lap 33.

Fernando Alonso, during the Bahrain race.REUTERS
On his return to Formula 1, Fernando Alonso it had a bittersweet ending. Good feelings about him Alpine, but had to leave because of a fault in the rear brakes. After the race, the squire revealed that the cause of the failure was a role of sandwich wrap It fell into the brake duct.

The Asturian, in the Grand Prix of his re-run in Formula One after two seasons of absence, achieved the ninth place in the classification and came to occupy the seventh during a race in which he was forced to abandon on lap 33, when he was in 15th place after changing the wheels.

According to the executive director of the Alpine squire, Marcin Budkowski, during his second and final stop to change the tires “a wrapping paper from a sandwich got stuck inside the rear brake duct of Fernando’s car.” “This It caused a high temperature and damaged the braking system, so we told him to withdraw for safety reasons. It was very bad luck for Fernando’s first race, considering how well he had gone, “Budkowski admitted in statements to the squire’s official website.

Before that incident, Alonso’s Alpine A521 already had “a small problem” that forced the French team’s engineers to “reduce the car’s performance,” according to the team principal.

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Alonso himself admitted after the test those problems prior to the final cause of the abandonment. “The brakes have been the cause of abandonment but before we had some problem with the batteries. It was a race against the grain, but it was exciting, “he told ‘DAZN F1’ after the race.

The next appointment of the World Cup will be in the Grand Prix de Emilia-Romaa (Italy) to be held from April 16 to 18 at the Autdromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola.

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