Driver Fernando Alonso says the Alpine F1 has to rely on “intuition” to evaluate Renault’s F1 engine.
The Renault F1 lost its last engine customer, McLaren, last winter and is only used by the works team Alpine F1 this year. McLaren is switching to a Mercedes F1 engine.
“We are the only team with a Renault engine, a little different from last year,” said Fernando Alonso.
“At that time, I was able to see how much power the car was compared to McLaren. Intuition is important this year.”
“But I think we’re confident enough in our ability to analyze the fight in the midfield.”
However, Fernando Alonso admits that McLaren is in a “great position” in the 2021 season so far.
“They are right behind Red Bull and Mercedes, but we’re trying to get there as soon as possible,” said Fernando Alonso.
Fernando Alonso also responded to 1997 F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, who said he was unlikely to re-challenge the Indy 500. “He realized that racing wasn’t enough,” Birneuve said.
“The way others talk about my goals and dreams doesn’t affect the way I think and see things,” Fernando Alonso replied.
“If you do it again, it’s because of the Triple Crown. If you don’t do it again, you don’t have the motivation to do it.”