Far from abandoning speed, Fernando Alonso He returned to his first great love in motorsport. The Asturian will return to Formula 1 after two years of absence, after he retired at the end of 2018, in the team McLaren. This year, he will do it together with Alpine, which comes from being called Renault. Along with the French brand, Alonso achieved two world titles, finishing at the top. “I hope there are surprises,” assured Alonso.
The Asturian spoke to the media, and commented that he is looking forward to his return to the most famous track in the world. The Spaniard competed in the WEC, managing to win the 24 hours of Le Mans, at Dakar rally And in the 500 miles from Indianapolis. Alonso assured that it is still not clear what the real objective of the French car will be, at least until Saturday, where the classification will take place.
“We did a lot of kilometers during the tests and that is important, as it gives you information for the whole season. Performance wise, it’s early to talk and we won’t know the exact order of the grid until qualifying on Saturday. We are all going to be low on gas and with the engine at full throttle, so I expect some surprises, ”he enthused.
On the other hand, Alonso commented that his exit from Formula 1 helped him to learn to know other types of vehicles. «I have learned a lot this time, especially different styles. Now I’m back, and I’m very motivated for what will be a challenging season. It was fun to be in the car during the tests, but now I really want to race, “he added.
Finally, Alonso commented on how the work was prior to the 2021 Formula 1 season. “I am very excited. I prepared a lot for this. Not only with the team, but I did a lot of work in the two factories. Since I joined the team, I have done my best to prepare myself both mentally and physically for the season, “he said.
The post Fernando Alonso is already preparing to return to Formula 1: «I hope there will be surprises» appeared first on El Intra Sports.