The end of the Brazilian GP couldn’t have been more exciting. There couldn’t have been more F1 fans in Spain waiting for Fernando Alonso. About what was happening in that battle, a brutal battle, between the two-time champion and Sergio Pérez. From a duel in Interlagos that has earned the Asturian the prize for Best Action of the Year at the FIA gala.
And it is no less, because what a spectacle the Spanish and the Mexican offered. What a spectacle first from a distance and then face to face. With a Red Bull with DRS for quite a few laps against the Aston Martin, and with an exemplary defense from an Alonso who, if that were not enough, left another gift to the fans.
A fan that surely saw its heart rate increase in response to what was happening and could happen on the track. Because Alonso succumbed to Pérez with a couple of laps remaining. Because Alonso seemed like he was going to lose that podium, that third place, in Brazil. But not. Not at all.
And in turn 4…
Fernando had one last trick up his sleeve. On the last lap, and after approaching the finish line, he took advantage and unleashed a tremendous blow on turn 4 to regain third place.
In the end, ‘photo finish’ to find out who got on the podium in Brazil. Alonso took him, who He entered the finish line at 56 thousandths of the Aztec
Second title in three years
It is the second time that Fernando has won this award, born in 2014. The first, in 2021, when in Alpine he held off Lewis Hamilton in Hungary for more than ten laps to help Esteban Ocon take victory.
Alonso, in 2023, has beaten Carlos Sainz fatherfor a climb up a giant dune in the Dakar, to Dane Cameron, from the WEC, for a multiple overtaking in Le Mans, to Da Costa, from Formula E, to Adrien Fourmaux, from the WRC, and Sebastian Montoya, from F3.