Alcaraz and his crazy passion for Formula 1
The world no.1 tennis player could also be the biggest fan of Formula 1. Carlos Alcaraz won again in Toronto, but the Spaniard wanted to remind us that, apart from tennis, his mind is still on F1.
“Soft, soft, hard. Manual ‘Undercut’,” wrote the recent Wimbledon winner on the camera that usually follows the tennis players at the end of the match. The phrase refers to the tyres used during a race and an expression that DAZN commentators Toni Cuquerella and Pedro de La Rosa have made viral in Spain.
The ‘undercut’ is a tactic used by teams to overtake the drivers in front without overtaking them on track. The team sends a driver into the pits to change tyres and put new tyres on before the driver in front of him. The new tyre life and the wear on the rival’s tyres means that when he makes his pit stop, the first driver to come in will be ahead.
Another nod to F1 and Fernando Alonso
This is not the first time that the Spaniard has shown his passion for single-seaters. After a victory in Miami, the tennis player wanted to join the trend of Fernando Alonso‘s “la 33”. At the time, Alcaraz predicted that it would come “soon”, even if he has not yet been able to celebrate it after the sudden downturn at Aston Martin.
With details like this, the competition proves that it is in good health and that, far from falling away from the spectator’s interest, Formula 1 continues to captivate new followers of the sport. All this, with Max Verstappen‘s undisputed dominance. At least, Alcaraz has already left his favourite ‘strategy’ for those who want to beat him.