Fernando Alonso appears to be getting a case of the Trullis this week. Like Toyota’s lead driver Jarno Trulli, Alonso appears to be shifting his mood each day, going from frustrated on Tuesday to understanding his car’s weaknesses and not being frustrated on Wednesday. Yesterday he was quoted as saying to Diario AS that “I [Alonso] feel a bit of frustration knowing that, more or less, I will be unable to do much else in Bahrain.” But today is a different day and therefore a different mood. The Spaniard either has a genuine short memory, or has decided to backtrack after his day in the media yesterday.
As long as you approach the grand prix knowing that [the car is slow] and you have no surprises, then it is not frustrating.
So let’s see in the coming races, in the coming months, if we can do a good job with the car and make it more competitive. Fernando Alonso.
It’s quite a turn around from feeling a bit frustrated to accepting you car’s competitive state and not feeling frustrated. Alonso believes his Renault R28 is only just about good enough for a top ten qualifying position and lower points in the races. It seems as though Bahrain won’t be much better than Malaysia for the Anglo-French team, but at least their lead driver appears to be picking himself up.
I just hope that tomorrow doesn’t see a reverse of his motivation and a return of his frustrated feelings.
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