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Alpine disappointed recent result: 'It's frustrating'

Alpine disappointed recent result: 'It's frustrating'

15-10-2021 13:19 Last update: 14:54


Alpine seemed to be heading into a wonderful Grand Prix weekend in Turkey, but nothing was further from the truth. Esteban Ocon finished in 10th place, while Fernando Alonso did not finish in the points. Marcin Budkowski was very disappointed after the race.

Alonso seemed set to score the most points for Alpine last weekend. The Spaniard qualified in sixth position and due to Lewis Hamilton's grid penalty even started the race in fifth position. A collision with Pierre Gasly sent him off the track and after spinning, he fell to the back of the grid, and he couldn't climb much higher up the order.

"Fernando is really good in these kinds of conditions," Budkowski stated in conversation with Racer. "I think we could and should have put both cars into Q3, if not for Esteban’s traffic issues in Q3. In these conditions we seem to have performed reasonably well. It’s a circuit that would suit us. I think Austin should as well."

Budkowski was hoping for more points

However, the Alpine director still couldn't suppress his disappointment. "It’s frustrating to qualify so well and to have such a good pace on Friday and Saturday and only end up with one point and lose ground to our competitors," he said.

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