Fernando Alonso tests skills behind a different wheel

Fernando Alonso has been in great form in 2023, scoring the bulk of the points for Aston Martin.

Fernando Alonso recently took a break from his F1 car and hit the track in his go-kart at his personal circuit in Asturias. 

The 41-year-old has been showcasing impressive performances on the Formula One circuit this season, securing podium finishes in six out of eight races, including a second-place finish in Canada last weekend.

Alonso, known for his passion for racing, is thoroughly enjoying his time on the track. In preparation for an upcoming event for young racers at his circuit, he decided to get behind the wheel of his sleek kart. 

The veteran driver shared pictures of his karting session on various social media platforms, showcasing his excitement.

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The Spanish driver’s performance at the Canadian Grand Prix was undoubtedly one of the highlights of his season so far. 

Despite losing positions to Lewis Hamilton at the start, Alonso fought back and secured a second-place finish. 

He successfully held off the seven-time world champion, despite encountering fuel issues with his car.

Reflecting on his remarkable race, Alonso expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance and the upgrades brought to the car for the Canadian Grand Prix. 

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He considered it to be their most competitive race of the year, as they were able to match lap times with the frontrunners, finishing only seven seconds behind Max Verstappen.

“I think this was our most competitive race for sure of the year,” Alonso commented after the Canadian Grand Prix. 

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“Only seven seconds from Max and we were matching the lap times most of the race, so I’m very happy with the car, with the upgrades we brought here, so more chances will come.”

Amidst his strong Formula One season, the two-time champion finds solace and joy in karting, showcasing his love for the sport and his commitment to nurturing young talents. 

The upcoming event at his personal circuit serves as an opportunity for aspiring racers to experience the thrill of racing under the guidance of a former Formula One champion.