Alonso Almost Fainted Due to Dehydration during Bahrain GP

Although he was expecting a run for the podium this weekend, Renault's Fernando Alonso only walked away with one point from the Skahir International Circuit. While starting from 7th place on the grid, the Spaniard found it hard to keep the pace with his rivals and eventually struggled for a rather poor 8th place overall.

However, given the conditions in which Alonso managed to bring his team one point in the Bahrain Grand Prix, one might call it an impressive performance. During the torrid race on Sunday, his drink pump failed to work which led to intense dehydration throughout the one hour and a half of action at Skahir.

Consequently, when stepping out of his car in the paddock, Alonso almost fainted. He was talking to the media after the race, at which point he found it very hard to maintain his balance on his two feet. His dizziness was later explained in a Renault statement.

He subsequently suffered from dehydration as he got out of the car. He has now fully recovered,” said the aforementioned statement.

This was not the only incident caused by the hot temperatures at Sakhir over the weekend, as race winner Jenson Button also felt the heat on his own body during the Sunday Bahrain GP. The British driver burned the upper side of his left buttock during the race, because of an electrical box inside the BGP 001 cockpit.

The British driver revealed his injury during the post-race press conference, enforcing a pat on his shoulder from second placed Sebastian Vettel.
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