Praise to Alonso from the highest spheres of Formula 1: “We are seeing signs of old Fernando”

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso
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Slowly, Fernando Alonso is getting back into shape. Adaptation to Alpine It took a little more than expected, but his performance in the last two rounds, in Azerbaijan and France, has allowed him to become the first driver of the team and with signs that he has only just begun.

Fernando Alonso, with his physio Fabrizio Borra

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This change has not gone unnoticed by anyone, including himself Ross brawn. The director of the Formula 1, in his column every Monday after every Grand Prix, praised Alonso’s work and also that of Alpine for having bet on him after the good result of Paul Ricard, where the Asturian was 8th.

When he talks about the good level that is being seen in the middle area of ​​the grid, whoever was the technical manager Ferrari winner of Michael Schumacher or the one who laid the foundations of the current Mercedes, notes that “We’re seeing signs of old Fernando, which is great.”. “I think it was a good decision for Renault / Alpine to sign him. The stability he will bring to the team cannot be underestimated,” analyzes Brawn.

Fernando Alonso, at the French GP

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In this sense, for the veteran coach he affirms that for the team “have his experience, as a double world champion and very motivated, it’s very valuable. “That team has gone through several changes and will benefit from your contributions,” Brawn says.

Fernando Alonso has not had an easy return, since it has been difficult for him to adapt again to the Pirelli, whose optimal performance range is slightly narrower than what he remembered, and to an Alpine A521 power steering that is not quite to your liking. Hours of simulator, take advantage of each free practice session and re-adapt your piloting They have been key so that, at almost 40 years old, he is one of the most praised drivers of this first part of the 2021 season.

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