The Singapore Grand Prix free practice session ended with Fernando Alonso running over a lizard on the track, much to the displeasure of F1 fans with the video viral
On Friday, the Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore was repeatedly traversed by lizards, which caused both practice sessions to be cancelled. The presence of the reptiles on the racecourse was not unexpected because they are a staple of the region.
Fernando Alonso runs over and kills lizard during Singapore GP 2023 FP1, video goes viral
The yellow flag was raised because of the lizards at least four times over the course of the two sessions. While the majority of drivers were able to dodge the creatures, Fernando Alonso wasn’t as fortunate as during one of the sessions, he accidentally ran over a large lizard. The Spanish driver unintentionally ran over the lizard because he was unable to avoid it.
😭Fernando Alonso ha ATROPELLADO a un LAGARTO durante los Libres 1.
— Motor Xpert (@motor_xpert) September 15, 2023
REPTILE DYSFUNCTION F1 fans distraught as Fernando Alonso RUNS OVER giant lizard dubbed ‘Godzilla’s kid’ during Singapore GP practice. leaving fans in tears.
But Max Verstappen was forced to swerve to avoid a lizard at the Singapore GP in 2016 pic.twitter.com/eqIv2rKsK2
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) September 15, 2023
F1 fans responded to the tragedy on social media by writing: “RIP Lizard.” Another fan sent his sympathy to the deceased reptile.
Fernando Alonso reviewed his practice sessions from last Friday
Despite the hot and muggy circumstances on Friday, the Aston Martin F1 driver said that he enjoyed driving on the new circuit layout in Singapore. The two-time world champion struggled to get going, finishing eighth in the opening practice. He rebounded better, though, in the evening’s second practice session, finishing fourth overall behind the two Ferraris and George Russell. He praised the new circuit layout as an upgrade because it is a touch faster and easier to get into a rhythm when completing a lap.
Fernando Alonso rejects the idea Mercedes era was “built” by Lewis Hamilton
According to Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen did not “build” Mercedes or a successful Red Bull team; rather, they benefited from the timing of rule changes.
Hamilton won the first of his six Drivers’ Championships with the Brackley team the following season after switching to Mercedes in 2013, the year when F1 switched to hybrid turbocharged V6 engines for the first time. Hamilton had won the 2008 title with McLaren. Mercedes would go on to win eight Constructors’ titles from 2014 to 2021 and seven Drivers’ crowns in as many years.