Appearing deeply committed to his return to Formula 1, Fernando Alonso insists that his comeback is not quite the same as Michael Schumacher’s and that it does not raise the same issues.
Next season, Fernando Alonso will replace Daniel Ricciardo at Renault. Two years after leaving Formula 1, and at the age of 39, the Spaniard will be making his return to the team that enabled him to win his two world titles in 2005 and 2006.
A return which naturally brings to mind that of Michael Schumacher who decided to return to F1 in 2010 at the age of 41 after three seasons away. However, the circumstances are not exactly the same as Fernando Alonso describes.
“Michael had very good cars during his career and when he came back his car was pretty average, so everybody was disappointed.
“In my case the opposite could happen. I had inferior cars in the last five years of my career and who knows what will happen now,” the two-time world champion said in an interview with L’Equipe.
Verstappen talks of ‘advanced Honda engine’ coming
Jos Verstappen hopes that the advanced Honda engine that will be fitted in the back of his son’s Red Bull next year will allow him to finally beat the Mercedes in 2021.
Jos Verstappen, the father of Max Verstappen, expressed his frustration about the bad luck of the Red Bull driver this season, with a fourth retirement last Sunday in Imola.
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