Fernando Alonso admitted that he punched the wall in his change room when he watched the replay of the Turn 1 collision that cost him what he believed was a certain podium at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Asked by reporters, during a media call in Malaysia, if he had punched a hole into the wall of his change room, he replied, “Yes, it is still there! Frustration!”
“Because when I saw the replay and I saw Vettel spinning out of Turn 3, we were just behind Lewis and we were with the right tyre at that moment so we could have even tried to overtake him when the moment arrived, and then probably we would lose one position or two position but no more because it’s a street circuit and nobody will overtake you.”
“That podium could have been one of the biggest things of my career and we missed it. Yeah definitely it was another frustrating time. Sometimes we are slow and we are uncompetitive and we can’t do anything like Spa and Monza.”
“Then we wait for these couple of circuits that we know that we are competitive, plus we had the rain, plus we were second or third in that moment in the corner so I think a podium was guaranteed in Singapore and a podium would probably have been the biggest achievement of the last decade for me!”
“So we missed that but I tend to think positively always and if that had to happen this year it’s because destiny wanted that and is taking care of our luck for better opportunities,” added Alonso who is expected to make a decision on his future after the Japanese Grand Prix weekend