It has been too long a wait, but Fernando Alonso is back on the podium. The Spaniard completed a spectacular race in Bahrain, enjoying driving a car that has proven to be very competitive and capable of putting him in contention for the top zone of the table. One of the best things left by the first Grand Prix of the season was the joy of two championsMax Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, seeing the Asturian up again.
The Dutchman, winner in Sakhir in a test that he dominated from start to finish, was one of the first to embrace with ‘Magic’ getting out of the car, just after both celebrated with their teams, and did not hesitate to praise his performance with the brand new AMR23.
“I am very happy for him. I am always happy to see him on the podium, he deserves it. I have told him that you have to get used to itI hope to see him there, higher up,” revealed the two-time champion to the media after bathing in champagne with Fernando and Checo Pérez.
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Hamilton, who finished fifth after losing an epic battle with Alonso, was also “very happy” that the Spaniard has returned. “I think everyone is impressed with what Aston Martin has done,” he confessed before assuring that “It’s great to have been able to fight a bit with Fernando”although he would have liked “to have a little more performance to be able to fight more”, but “without a doubt it has been exciting”, said the seven-time champion according to what he collects Sports world.
The Briton also approached his old opponent while speaking to the media to congratulate him on the race and the podium, and they melted into a big hug full of admiration
Alonso will get back into the Aston Martin car in two weeks, from March 17 to 19to try to sneak back on the podium of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, whose circuit is very different from that of Bahrain.