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OrangeLimeZest

Sounds like a perfect day for Alpine.


Aratho

Surprisingly no DNFs after all this for both cars. Wasn't best day for Fernarndo to say the least. The best part is, we gonna get more tomorrow.


OrbisAlius

Would have been better with a double DNF after lap 1 tbh. Would have saved mileage and mechanic work.


Stranggepresst

They did probably manage to take out Albon though (his puncture likely was from some of their debris)


creditcardtheft

They deserve to lose to McLaren


Chino_Kawaii

At least it didn't catch fire wait...


Slysteeler

Alonso just activated the good old Alpine explosive sidepods


Althalos

Delayed reactive armor


NapoleonNotMuchParty

Well atleast the sidepod didn´t rip itself into pieces like in Bahrain. Progess Alpine, progress..


Bwiggly

Didn't it catch on fire after the race? Lmao


TheVenetianMask

Yeah. But it didn't rip itself to pieces. Always look on the bright side of life.


SemIdeiaProNick

gotta tackle one small problem at a time


Alvaro_Rey_MN

I thought it was sarcasm.


datlinus

So, turn 4 incident, Ocon pushes Alonso a bit wide which causes Alonso's car to lose traction for a moment, hitting the side of Ocon and causing a hole, which fucked Ocon's pace. Then, Alonso drives into the back of Ocon, destroying his own front wing. Perfectly executed sprint for Alpine, can't wait for more.


jaydec02

It gets even better: Ocon's engine went up in flames meaning they have to change it, resulting in Ocon starting from the pit lane


Stevolwo

a bit wide


fizzle1155

To be fair, we saw Max push someone much wider last year and they said it was ok


Stevolwo

yeah that was one of the most ridiculous defences in recent times lol


GarryPadle

To be fair, that should have been a 5 second penalty.


No_Brakes_282

tbf thats racing


TheVenetianMask

Not on lap 1, unless people want to watch car crash pile ups.


socksonplates

Some people definitely do want to watch that.


ravenouscartoon

But only if it involves certain drivers and allows others to escape through it.


GarryPadle

Yeah I dont get why anyone is that mad at that incident, same as with Silverstone. Sometimes shit just happens while racing, and the FIA should give out penalties according to that. Somehow this seems to be a controversial take and Hamilton/Verstappen tried to kill each other in 2021.


CatchingThemAll

Based. The biggest issue last year was the whole monza debacle, with Max yoloing it and nearly injuring Hamilton, and then Hamilton trying to back out when Max was getting out.


bigdsm

Max sent it, but made the corner. Lewis pushed him off on the exit of turn 1 and forced him over the sausage kerbs. You’d think Hamilton would have learned from Valencia 2012 - but then, the stewards decided that the car that got pushed off should have just ceased to exist…


RumBlaze

This was costing him between 1.5-2 seconds per lap. And with that weird stuff from Alonso on the straight…both their races ruined


NapoleonNotMuchParty

I watched Ocons first 2 laps.he said his rear brakes didn´t work correctly. I think that was maybe the bigger issue. The floor and front of the sidepod seems fine here


ferkk

If the car catched fire, probably this hole damaged some kind of cooling solution for the PU. Unless the fire originated from the rear brakes, but I don't think we have images from the start of the fire.


sissipaska

> The floor and front of the sidepod seems fine here That hole will cause: * hindered cooling = overheating of components = less power * air blowing out of the sidepod = disrupted airflow around the sidepod and in the rear end of the car = less downforce, more drag


NapoleonNotMuchParty

Yeah true, but he was complaining about the brakes, so i guess that was the bigger issue for him. Did the team ask him to cool the car/engine? I am amazed the car did finish tbh


yayhindsight

can we get a picture of the fire damage?


Ainolukos

Surprised this didn't get a black n orange flag


GetawayArtiste

The Alonso Army is out in force today


creditcardtheft

The Alonso Army is nothing compared to this one guy spamming the threads today


GetawayArtiste

Who?


coocoobees

thanks friend \- ocon, probably


PurpEL

Non Twitter link anyone?


Haris_Pistons

Any hole’s a goal. *unzips pants*