Fernando Alonso awakens millions of fans in the Formula 1. With his two titles achieved in 2005 and 2006, the Asturian left an indelible mark in the highest category. That is why his return to the competition generated great news for the followers. Despite his age, the Spaniard believes that he is in the best moment of his career, so the expectations are very high.
His start to the 2021 season was not the best. An abandonment in the Bahrain Grand Prix, because a sandwich wrap caused the brakes to overheat, and a tenth place in Imola, they make Alonso add only one point. However, there are many experts and friends of Alonso, who assure that the next Grand Prix will be the best for him.
Within the framework of the presentation of the Spanish Grand Prix This year, two friends and former Formula 1 drivers spoke about Alonso’s performance and what they expect for this year. They are Pedro Martinez de la Rosa Y Marc Gene. De la Rosa shared a team with Alonso in McLaren and in Ferrari, while Gené did it in the Italian brand (both as test drivers).
De la Rosa
«Fernando is a Crack. He is one of the athletes who only pass once in our life. It is a racing animal. He doesn’t have weekends off without racing. What happens is that he will turn 40 years old. But his age does not matter, because Fernando is still as competitive or more than when he was 20 years old. I think it will be 3 or 4 years at the highest level, “said the former McLaren driver to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
For his part, Gené predicted that Alonso’s next races will get better and better. “The potential of the car is higher than what has been seen in Bahrain and in Imola. It will make people talk and I don’t see any reason why I can’t be fighting in this group where Ferrari, McLaren, Alpine, AlphaTauri. I want to think that we will see an Alpine like the one in the Bahrain Qualification ».
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