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Fernando Alonso’s new pontoons break, will he be able to use them?

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Lhe obsession with lightening the carbon fiber throughout the car, to lower the car’s overall footprint, affects every team on the grid. Alpine arrived in Great Britain with several novelties, like a new floor, but above all some modified pontoons in the upper part, with a valley very much in the style of those of Ferrari.

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So much Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon barely went out for a long run at the end of FP2, for a reason that was not revealed. As MARCA learned this Saturday, the reason is that new gill covers were cracking and needed to be reinforced to continue to be used.

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It’s nothing new, so in Bahrain, a side of Ocon’s car went flying in the Free Already Alonso a part fell off Imola when he was brushed by Mick Schumacher at the start.

It seems that after having worked at night on them, in Alpine they will try to continue with them in FP3 (2:00 p.m.), but it is not a confirmed extreme.

Alpinelike the rest of the grid, except Alfa Romeois above the 798kg minimum weight set by the FIA for cars from 2022 and try lower that figure with each batch of new partswith the consequent risk that they are not robust enough.



Source: www.marca.com

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