Fernando Alonso will compete again in the Formula 1 in 2021. The Spanish is day by day glued to the team’s factory Renault and will look to fight for a third world title in the coming seasons. In the last days he had the opportunity to test the 2018 car, to continue adding kilometers. It also seeks the approval of the organizers of the category to be able to be in the end of the year test in Abu Dhabi.
However, in the last hours, the Asturian surprised all members of the French structure. Looking ahead to the following aerodynamic tests and trials, Alonso made a request to the team’s engineers. Start preparing the 2022 car at an unusual date: you want to be working on January 1, 2021.
Marcin budkowski, executive director of Renault, conducted an interview with the medium ‘Race Fans’ where he detailed how it is the way of working and carrying out the improvements by Alonso. The Spaniard did a test in which he turned much more than a complete Formula 1 race and left the team’s engineers speechless.
Work in new year
Budkowski said Alonso asked him to start developing the 2022 car on the first day of the year. “One day we were in the wind tunnel and he told us if we had started testing the 2022 car in the tunnel. ‘No. We cannot because of the regulations’, we told him that the first of January, ”said the Renault leader.
However, Alonso was not far behind and quickly made the proposal to the team. Ok, we will have to test on January 1st. I will come here, I can help on January 1 ”, replied the two-time champion. «This is the level of motivation of Fernando Alonso at the moment. He is the one who wants to get in shape and get back to riding rhythm. The more we practice these things, the less we have to do during the winter tests, “Budkowski said.