Alonso drives into pits on two tyres after first-lap safety car

Fernando Alonso has not challenged for the F1 title for a while, but he demonstrated supreme ability to train his damaged McLaren to the pits.

News April 29, 2018, 18:15 IST


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McLaren, pilot Fernando Alonso [19659015] Fernando Alonso somehow managed to take his McLaren to the pits after the contact in the first round of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix left him with two punctures.

The two-time world champion collided with Sergey Sorotkin in the race to the third corner in an En Baku, the Williams driver was forced to retire.

Kimi Raikkonen and Esteban Ocon also joined, leaving debris scattered on the runway and resulting in the deployment of the safety car.

Alonso's front and right rear tires were almost gone, but he still managed to guide his car to the wells for the work necessary to keep his career alive.

Later, the Spaniard told him through the radio of the team that damage had been detected on the floor of his car.

"Incredible, take care of yourself in corner one and corner two and they collide with you. ****** stupid," replied Alonso.

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