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Alonso’s Hope for Alpine F1 Amid Struggles

18/03/2024

Fernando Alonso remains supportive of Alpine F1, desiring rapid improvement from their current performance challenges.

Fernando Alonso has expressed that he still holds the Alpine F1 team in high regard and is hopeful for a swift improvement following their recent struggles, which he finds “surprising.”

Alonso raced for the Enstone-based team on three occasions during his F1 career, notably securing back-to-back championships in 2005 and 2006.

The Spaniard made a return to F1 with the Renault-owned team after it was rebranded to its current identity in 2021, but opted to move to Aston Martin when a contract extension with Laurent Rossi fell through.

Following a fourth-place finish in 2022 with Alonso, Alpine F1 fell to sixth in the championship last season. And this year, the French team faces the prospect of finishing last in the standings if it does not make significant progress!

“When I was there, I obviously had some great times,” Alonso shared when asked about Alpine’s current predicament.

“Most of the team members from my time at Alpine were the same as at Renault, and it’s a team I will always love and hold in my heart.”

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“So, it’s hard to see them at the back. But I’m hopeful they can find more performance.”

The two-time world champion suggested that a series of management changes since his departure has contributed to Alpine’s recent crisis.

Indeed, there have been significant departures. After Laurent Rossi, Otmar Szafnauer and Alan Permane left, followed by the recent resignations of Technical Director Matt Harman and Aerodynamics Director Dirk de Beer.

“It’s hard to comment from the outside,” Alonso continued.

“It’s a team I love, a team that has brought many great things to my career. So, I hope they can get better.”

“When I was there, obviously, the team was perhaps different. It was a great atmosphere, there was also good performance, especially in 2022. We were among the top five, top six at every race of the year. So it’s a bit surprising to see the current results. But I hope they’ll sort things out quickly.”

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