Former F1 driver Jarno Trulli got all the big praises for Alpine F1 driver Fernando Alonso, who also stood as his ex-teammate at Ferrari. Yet, according to Trulli, the Spaniard is not quicker than him since his stint with Renault few years back.
“I think there are very few people that were quicker than me, probably on one qualifying lap. I think Fernando probably admitted it a few years ago, [as did] many other drivers. But unfortunately, you don’t win races on qualifying, you also need to beat other drivers!”, Trulli said.
The 46 years old Italian partnered with Alonso at Renault during the 2003-2004 seasons. He last drove in the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix and eventually switched to winemaking business.
Trulli confident about Fernando Alonso to bring more success
Discussing his time with Fernando Alonso, Trulli said that he is still in touch with the Spaniard. While doing that, he further mentions Alonso’s ‘hunger to win’ in each of his races.
“I’ve been talking with Fernando recently, I have to say something: Fernando, as I said, is 10 years younger than me so this is already a good thing for him. But Fernando, differently from me, in his head, he’s still eager to drive,” said Trulli. “He has nothing else in his mind rather than driving. I can’t see him failing in what he will be doing, and he is still very fit.
As the former F1 driver recollects his memories with the ex-Ferrari teammate, he also pointed towards a totally unheard side of Alonso.
As per Trulli, Fernando is one of those drivers that believe in playing mind games and politics within the team. Still, according to him, that comes as another characteristic of a successful F1 driver.
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