Two-times world champion Fernando Alonso may not have won a race since 2013. However, given his caliber and experience on the F1 grid, the Spanish driver is still a force to be reckoned with.
Recently, during an interview with a famous sport daily, Renault CEO Luca De Meo came up with some big songs of praises for this seasoned campaigner. While discussing his team’s long-term plans, De Meo further quotes Fernando Alonso as a ‘Godfather’ for the British F1 team.
That said, the Frenchman wants Alonso to help Alpine become the next big thing in the F1. “Renault is Fernando’s home, but I want him to use his experience to help us all grow,” said De Meo.
“The only thing I’m asking him is to help us become a top team because it’s about attitude and mindset. And he has it.”
“Our focus is to actually give him a car where he can have fun. And then you never know what happens in a Grand Prix, right? Maybe we need to be a little bit lucky, but we’ll be doing everything we can for him and for Esteban,”, He further added.
While returning to his old team at the end of the 2020 season, the Spaniard visited the team factory as part of his preparations for the new season. He further attended the race weekends early on during the 2020 season, something that speaks volumes of his commitment and determination with team alpine.
Fernando Alonso holds the key to Alpine’s destiny in the 2021 season
Alonso failed to finish the first race of the season in Bahrain because of technical reasons. Yet, just like their CEO, his team also holds high hopes for their primary driver for the upcoming season. Nevertheless, the fans can give him a benefit of doubt due to his recovery from a cycling injury sustained two months back.
As indicated by Alonso after the race, he still needs to find more pace for himself. The 39-year-old, however, is adamant in not give up on his pursuit of glory.
The Emilian Romagna Grand Prix flags off on 18th April 2021. Hence, with Alonso itching to return to his old best, Team Alpine can certainly keep their fingers crossed.
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