Alonso: I'm willing to take “extra risk” as Aston is close to first F1 win
Fernando Alonso had his most competitive race since June’s Canadian GP at the Dutch GP last weekend, finishing second and challenging Max Verstappen after the red flag restart. Alonso expressed optimism, stating that they will win a race soon. Zandvoort marked his seventh podium and third second-place finish of the 2023 season. He acknowledged the tough competition provided by Max and Red Bull but emphasized the need for a little extra push in terms of performance, luck, and timing for pit stops. Aston Martin team principal, Mike Krack, found Alonso’s words to be motivating for the team and expressed the importance of closing the gap and making their aspirations come true. While recognizing Verstappen’s excellence, he stated that Aston Martin needs to stay humble and do their best to capitalize on any opportunities that arise in future races.