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STRATEGY UNPACKED: How Alonso and Aston Martin charged their way to the podium in Bahrain

Former Aston Martin Head of Race Strategy

Bernie Collins
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Fernando Alonso secured his first podium with the Aston Martin F1 team in the opening round of the 2023 season in Bahrain. But how did they pull off their spectacular result? Ex-Aston Martin strategist Bernie Collins is here to talk you through all the key moments…

Alonso lined up on the grid in P5 after the strong pace shown by Aston Martin in testing proved to be real and not just due to lighter fuel load or stronger engine modes. With the main competition of Ferrari directly ahead on the grid and Mercedes directly behind, the question was could Alonso hold onto to that position or would the Mercedes race pace seen in previous sessions be too much?

READ MORE: Alonso says Bahrain podium ‘a perfect start’ to Aston Martin project as he recounts breathtaking moves on Hamilton and Sainz

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