Fernando Alonso will get back into a car officially this Friday, in the first free practice session of the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Asturian is back after two years of absence in the paddock. However, many suggest that his age will be a big problem when it comes to returning to the highest level, something that drove the two-time champion crazy. “It surprises me”he said it’s thursday.
At the age of 39, Alonso will once again play a World Championship. The winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, twice, will be at least two seasons in the Formula 1 next to the team Alpine. For the French team, the duo of pilots that make up Alonso and Esteban Ocon It is one of the most desired, since it combines the experience of the Spanish and the youth of the French, which already has several seasons on.
However, for many journalists, Alonso’s age will be a problem. For some, the Spaniard will have problems if he wants to win in the category again at this point in his life, something he could not bear to hear. “It surprises me. The guy who dominates the sport is 36 years old (Lewis hamilton). It’s not that I’m 20 years older. The goal is to help the team win races and the Championship, but there is no clear time frame set to achieve it ”.
Better than the rest
A few hours ago, Alonso surprised many fans and journalists after the BBC will ask him for the performance he will show compared to Hamilton, Sebastian vettel or Kimi raikkonen. In his words, the experience gathered outside the category will give him a plus compared to his rivals and ensures that he has a higher level than these names, with whom he competed for titles in the past.
In addition, Alonso talked about how he will arrive this weekend after the hard bicycle accident that he had a few weeks ago. “I was worried because I have been waiting for the entire half of 2020. I was preparing for the team presentation, for the first test and suddenly, you find yourself in a hospital after a bicycle accident. You don’t know how long it is going to take you to recover, but the first response from the doctors was that in a week or ten days it should be ready. I had to stay home, but my season will not be affected, ”said the Spaniard.
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