Younger Fernando Alonso stated when he was in his 20s that he’s not seen with 40 doing the identical. Nicely right here, not solely as busy as then, however with extra tute than anticipated, already with two victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the title of Endurance, the makes an attempt in the 500 Miles, the victory at Daytona, the Dakar in between, all that in the span of two seasons during which he moved away from F1.
After all, age in Fernando’s case won’t be an impediment to proceed as he’s, combating with the subsequent technology of you. Right this moment he turns 40, at the Hungaroring, the place in 2003 he doubled over Michael Schumacher to attain his first, precocious victory in F1.
“With such a shave they received’t ask me about my age. Plainly I’m 20 years outdated in Hungary, go to the solarium. Being darkish, shaving and searching very younger “, he admitted jokingly with the Spanish press after the final Silverstone race.
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“It is going to be a really regular race, unchanged for me. I really feel good, truthfully after the motion at the starting of the yr, the first two races, with the stress that I used to be anxious about the jaw and the shoulder, that I had a small harm, now I really feel tremendous match and 200% “, Alonso acknowledges.
“In Hungary it performs a brand new quantity, so eat some cake, however apart from that it’s going to be a really regular weekend and I really feel like I’m 25. So no matter the passport says, it’s not what I really feel, “he closes with pleasure.
Alonso is eleventh in the championship with 26 factors, 12 greater than his teammate, Esteban Ocon, who’s thirteenth and solely Fernando might resist at the starting of the season. The 14th is the solely driver, together with Norris, to attain factors in the final 5 races and the finest in begins in a few them. The same old Alonso who, in response to his lifelong physio, Edoardo Bendinelli, has the physique and stamina of when he was 28.
This yr the goal is to complete in the prime 5 as a squire, along with awakening processes and the employees of the racing staff, and the large wager is exactly 2022, with the wild change of rules from which everybody hopes to position their automotive in the lead. Additionally Alpine. Additionally Fernando.
Who is aware of if the youngest two-time champion in F1 historical past in 2006 will win one other sudden trophy, that of the oldest champion, nonetheless held by Juan Manuel Fangio at 46 years of age, and 41 days. It appears distant, however with Fernando you by no means know.