Fernando Alonso adds 2023 races to his podiums. Two out of two, the last one with the shame from the FIA, to reach the 100 round figure in a wide sport race… and everything indicates that it is not, what is far, the last of this year.
He found the Spanish way to boast of Martin Aston. The silver team gave him a car to at least be a candidate to prevent the firm red bulls, and when Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez are not at the top, there he touches the gold that resisted him. now a decade. The expected victory of 33, that number which has become a phenomenon in social networks, has led to the cross of Alonso and his fans, who now cling to historical examples more and more to believe.
Alonso Jedda has entered a select club of pilots with 100 or more podiums. Only five have achieved it before him: Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Alain Prost and Kimi Raikkonen. They also all reached the 101st podium, and then came to the same place.
Social media went crazy about it. As soon as the statistics appeared in a colorful image, he began to participate madly, when they see how Alonso’s victory is 33 times.
In the foregoing examples, there are reasons for confidence, not only because their predecessors obtained it, but because in this case there are car conditions and conditions.
Hamilton, the driver with the most podium finishes in history (191), won the 2016 United States GP; Schumacher (155), 2002 San Marino GP; Vettel (122) at the 2018 Bahrain GP; Prost (106) at the 1993 British GP and Raikkonen (103) at the 2018 United States GP.
Alonso’s options to win in Melbourne
Although there are examples with Alonso, there is nothing to suggest that he will achieve victory in the Australian GP, but the circuit is not at all against the conditions of the AMR23 and the driver himself.
With four DRS zones (the time will come when this system will be allowed in the circuit), the result will multiply significantly, or at least the intention of the FIA is to establish this. A variable program, with fast corners in which the green car can be on the plane of the red bull as well, as seen in Jeddah. Although there may be areas with very slow traction curves, they are not absent in this regard in Arabia.
But in addition, the proposal for Melbourne in 2022 was reformed to make this faster: turn 6 became a long parabolic and the chicane between turns 9 and 10 was removed, making the second sector go to the long line where the new DRS. Let it be rented. If Aston Martin has the right race, it cannot be ruled out that Alonso will be on the podium again and, with a bit of luck, in first place.