FHernando Alonso finished 17th in Australian Grand Prix after a third-quarter hydraulic problem on Saturday that saw him start Sunday’s race 10th on the grid.
in Alpine The rider, who could not explain what happened in Melbourne, believes that he was unlucky in the last two races in Saudi Arabia and Australia.
“Once again I’m speechless“, Alonso said.
“It was a good race, a fight between sixth and seventh. [position]which was the best result we could get, and again the first safety car came out and regrouped everyone.
“It’s too early to switch to yellow [medium tire] and then another one comes out and again it was soon, so no glasses, no words.
“Bad luck. In Saudi Arabia I was easily sixth before the breakdown, and here I was seventh and with [Max] Knocking out Verstappen, who knows if I could have made it to the podium at all.
“Therefore, after losing the sixth [position], the podium, it hurts, but you don’t have to think about it anymore and only think about the next race. There are 20 left and we will be very lucky in some of those 20.”