As many already know, Fernando Alonso will return to Formula 1 in the 2021 season. The Spanish rider is fully focused on his training and preparation to return to the top flight. He will do it with the team that gave his two greatest joys, Renault (which will be called Alpine).
The Spaniard gave an interview this Monday to the French newspaper L’Équipe and gave several details about his preparation for 2021. Alonso dedicates a lot of time to his preparation and assured that despite all his efforts, he is still not in the optimal conditions for to be able to live up to the category. However, he was very confident.
This Wednesday and Thursday, Alonso will be able to be at the Bahrain circuit to carry out a new test with the Renault team. The two-time champion will get into the 2018 car he drove Carlos Sainz. «The neck is not ready, I have done a lot of elastic tape, but nothing replaces the car and I need kilometers. So we go to the test. The more you drive an F1, the better you are, “said Alonso.
On the other hand, the Spaniard commented that he is very involved in the project that Renault presented to him for next year. “No. I’m not crazy, I’m involved. I have ideas and I share them. Sometimes they are the ones who call me. I had the opportunity to drive Esteban Ocon and Daniel Ricciardo’s car and I give them my opinion, “added Alonso.
«I can surprise»
Fernando Alonso will return to Formula 1 at the age of 39. For his part, Michael Schumacher He did it with 40, in 2010. However, Alonso believes that he will not suffer the same fate as the ‘Kaiser’. “Michael had the best cars during his career and when he came back he had a normal one. In my case it could happen the other way around. I had poor cars in the last five years of my career and now it may surprise people, “he remarked.