Method 1 is all set to welcome Fernando Alonso again onto the grid for the 2021 season. The two-time World Champion left F1 following a depressing season with McLaren again in 2018. His compatriot, Carlos Sainz, just lately revealed that Alonso is returning to F1 on the proper time.
Sainz declared that Renault have been transferring in the correct path with respect to their automotive growth. “I truly suppose Renault, or Alpine, is doing an excellent job proper now,” Sainz advised Motorsportweek.
“They’re positively entering into the correct path after a tricky yr in 2019. They usually look to have discovered the correct path for growing their automotive. And they’re making our lives very troublesome at Mclaren.
“I feel Fernando is becoming a member of Renault at an excellent time after some troublesome years. And I feel it’s excellent news for the game, for Method 1. It’s simply excellent news for everybody for him to be again,” Sainz stated.
The Alonso signing got here simply weeks after Renault’s #1 driver, Daniel Ricciardo, signed a contract with McLaren for the following season. Alonso can be teaming up with the Frenchman, Esteban Ocon at Renault/Alpine Racing.
Fernando Alonso hails a very good day in Barcelona
Alonso definitely loved his time in Barcelona final weekend when he bought to drive Renault’s 2020 automotive. He sounded positive about how the day went for the Spaniard. “It’s been a very good day right here in Barcelona,” he stated.
“Solely 100km, however for me, they have been particular getting again to the F1 automotive and the crew,” Alonso stated.
“After 18 years in Method 1, and now getting again, it’s true that you’re lacking somewhat bit the braking factors, how fast all of the corners arrive, braking efficiency, cornering pace efficiency.
“So there are a lot of issues that I must get used to once more. However it is going to take a shorter time frame than getting used to a very new factor, like for instance, Dakar or Indy.”
Though Alonso solely managed to get 100km on Sunday, they imply the world to him as he’s set to return to Barcelona subsequent yr for the pre-season testing.