Red Bull and its dominance with victories in all three races of the season means that the current third-place standing of the Aston Martin driver appears to be his limit.
Upgrades are on the horizon for both the AMR23 and the RB19. This implies that Red Bull’s lead over the other competitors may increase even more.
George Russell has put forward a theory that Red Bull might have been holding back their full potential due to the possibility of an FIA-imposed regulation that could limit their superiority.
Alonso has a definite objective this year, which is to achieve the so-called ‘Mission 33’ and clinch his first race victory since 2013. However, he acknowledged that luck will also play a role in determining whether he can accomplish this feat.
“Of course I hope I can take the 33rd GP win that has been talked about so much,” he expressed to DAZN. “But we have to be realistic.
“We know that Red Bull Racing are too far away at the moment. But anything can happen – like a problem with the stance, or a crash between the two drivers. There has been a lot of talk about things getting heated between them. We will look out for that.” he said.
Red Bull could make a mistake, and Fernando Alonso is positioning himself to take advantage of it.
Red Bull: The Unstoppable Dominance in the 2023 Formula 1 Season
Fernando Alonso is accurate in his analysis that, based on the present rankings, it will require a major disaster on Red Bull’s part for anyone else to triumph. However, Alonso has demonstrated that if such a mishap does occur, he will be the one to claim victory.
Aston Martin’s ascent from P7 to the podium is remarkable due to the rapidity of their progression. However, their reliability throughout the 2023 season thus far is equally noteworthy.
In every race, Alonso has finished in P3. And unlike his stint at Alpine. The Aston Martin crew has only encountered a solitary problem with reliability thus far.
Apart from Red Bull, which other team can assert with confidence that they are consistently faster than the Silverstone squad?
Ferrari has not displayed any noteworthy speed and has a plethora of reliability problems to contend with. Although Mercedes appeared strong in Melbourne, Alonso was able to overtake Lewis Hamilton effortlessly in Bahrain.
Since Alonso’s departure from Ferrari, achieving Mission 33 seems to be within reach, especially if he can continue to perform consistently well. With a bit of luck, who knows what he might achieve.
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