US GP: Fernando retires from points

It was a great start to a race with high expectations, where Fernando held points throughout the entire race, until lap 25, where engine woes ended Fer’s race, yet again.

“Today I think we really deserved to collect some points. We did a good qualifying, a good race, and made a good start, but with no reward. From our side I think it was an amazing performance.

“On the straight I lost power – I felt some vibrations in the engine and some really weird things were going on. It’s such a pity. In the last few races we have lost so many points – possibly 15 or 20 – which probably could have helped our position in the championship for myself and also the team. It’s painful, especially because today we were seventh on merit and we had fought for that.

“There are only three races remaining and we really want to do well, because the boys in the garage work really hard day and night to prepare the cars properly. Even this morning they had to change Stoffel’s engine and both crews were working together on that, then they prepared for the race and performed some perfect pitstops.

“Today really was a missed opportunity.”

Formula 1 2017 United States GP Race Results
# Driver Team Gap Points
1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:33:50.991 25
2. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +10.143s 18
3. Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +15.779s 15
4. Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing +16.768s 12
5. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +34.967s 10
6. Esteban Ocon Force India +90.980s 8
7. Carlos Sainz Renault +92.944s 6
8. Sergio Perez Force India +1 lap 4
9. Felipe Massa Williams +1 lap 2
10. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +1 lap 1
NC Fernando Alonso McLaren +32 laps 0
All broadcasted radio communication between Fernando Alonso & McLaren from the United States GP 2017 weekend.