The Purple Bull driver clinched the title within the dash on the Losail circuit, becoming a member of an unique membership of F1 champions who clinched the title on a Saturday, as McLaren’s Oscar Piastri scored a primary F1 win.
However a lot of the headlines after the weekend have been dominated by Pirelli’s tyre struggles and their ramifications. With mandated stint lengths eradicating the standard conundrum of saving rubber, the drivers have been tasked with pushing flat-out all through in exhaustive warmth that pushed them to their bodily limits.
One driver who was unperturbed by the situations was Fernando Alonso, who stays as decided as ever on the age of 42. The grid’s elder statesman has loved an outstanding yr with Aston Martin, and within the newest difficulty Oleg Karpov talks to these near the Spaniard to seek out out what makes him tick, and uncover why F1 is “like a drug to him”.
GP Racing editor Stuart Codling is joined by Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew to debate Alonso’s prowess in 2023 and the flexibility of Purple Bull’s unrivalled RB19 chassis that has denied the opposition the chance to both complain or copy it.