Former F1 driver-turned-TV pundit Martin Brundle believes two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso has the potential so as to add one more title to his tally in 2022 given a aggressive automotive. Brundle feels Alonso is in ok form to take the battle to the younger generation regardless of being in his forties.
Talking to Motorsport.com following the conclusion of the Barcelona pre-season testing, the Briton stated:
“Fernando, if he was within the Mercedes, I feel he’s acquired a world championship potential. That’s how he’s driving. He appears to have all of the previous aggression. They’re in such a good condition mentally, bodily, hydration, diet, this age barrier doesn’t exist. The automobiles usually are not as bodily with absolutely the hundreds. With energy steering and all that, they aren’t as bodily as they was once.”
Brundle feels Alonso, along with his almost two-decades price of expertise, is healthier geared up to take care of the calls for of driving an F1 automotive regardless of his superior age. Moreover, the Briton feels the quite a few developments in security and driveability are a bonus, particularly in comparison with when he was competing within the sport between mid-Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties. He added, saying:
“They’re not all smashed up and limping like my era, who had a couple of hits on the top. So, they’re in nice nick. They usually’re skilled, particularly with an enormous change that we simply had within the regulation. So, I feel Fernando continues to be among the finest on the grid.”
Fernando Alonso disagrees with Brundle’s views barring key facet
Whereas Fernando Alonso carried out past all expectations with some stellar drives for Alpine final season, the Spaniard doesn’t anticipate to be competing for the championship in 2022, regardless of a sweeping regulation change.
Disagreeing with Brundle’s evaluation, Alonso felt that the one means he might battle for the championship was if he drove for Mercedes. Talking to Motorsport.com following the conclusion of Barcelona testing, he stated:
“No, I hope it’s on the Alpine, so I disagree with that. We expect that we will have an opportunity perhaps, with a brand new set of rules that began this yr. In a brief/medium time period programme, Alpine ought to be able to preventing for the championship.”
He additional stated:
“That’s why we’re right here and why we work so exhausting. There may be the funds cap in place, there are different issues that F1 went into. And I feel there’s a risk for everybody, and that’s the reason Alpine and Groupe Renault generally is right here.”
Fernando Alonso returned to F1 final season after a two-year long sabbatical, throughout which period he explored different racing classes with various ranges of success. Whereas he has been acting at his peak, his time within the sport is certainly restricted.
Regardless of his dismissal of any hopes of a title problem this season, Alonso might be hoping to battle for that elusive title sooner fairly than later, earlier than saying goodbye to the game for the ultimate time.