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DC: ‘Reassuring' that Alonso still has speed and hunger

Fernando Alonso returned to the podium with P3 in Qatar – a performance ex-Formula 1 driver David Coulthard termed 'reassuring'. Two-time former World Champion Alonso had been away from the top three in Formula 1 since 2014, his last podium arriving at the Hungarian Grand Prix that year. And after returning to the series for 2021 with Alpine, the hopes of a podium finish this season had started to dim for Alonso, but Formula 1's first visit to Qatar's Losail International Circuit proved to be where that doubt ended. Promoted to P3 on the grid due to penalties for Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas, Alonso ran as high as P2 at one stage and, aided by a puncture for Valtteri Bottas...
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