The Spanish ace Alonso had his first V8 distorted due to overtaking after Bahrain qualifying session, undergo no problems in Melbourne but then a sudden failure in Malaysia.
It is predictable that Ferrari will fit the fourth new engine to the 28-year-old’s F10 in China next weekend, leave-taking him with just four more fresh units in the bag for the remaining 15 races.
Alonso is quote as commenting on the engine circumstances by the Spanish newspapers. One is broken, another (the one changed in Bahrain) I can use only in free practices, and the third one (Melbourne) I can use in more races. But I am not particularly worried, the team has told me that it (Malaysia) was an isolated failure, and we didn’t have any problems in the pre-season, Alonso said.