Fernando Alonso has completed two tests, of a thousand kilometers each, in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, where he aspires to return for the end-of-season test with Renault. Although the times of the Asturian have not transcended in these two tests, nor in the filming day in Barcelona, Cyril Abiteboul, team leader, assured that he was very fast.
“His consistency and feedback has been impressive and he was always fast, very fast, compared to the young drivers., as it was an organized session with our young riders from our academy as well. I can tell you that the ‘old man’ has not lost his spirit”Said the Renault team boss when questioned about the latest test carried out by Fernando Alonso at Yas Marina.
On whether he will be able to be on this circuit again in the end-of-season test, Cyril Abiteboul has indicated: “To be completely honest, we are still waiting for the response from the FIA. If it doesn’t happen, which would be a shame, we will accept it. Anyway, we got those four days of filming”.
McLaren doesn’t want Alonso in Abu Dhabi
Andreas Seidl, head of the British team, was against Fernando Alonso participate in the test for young pilots: “It is clear that we all voted for a rule change at the beginning of the year when this pandemic began, which ended in These tests are clearly intended in the sports regulations for the sole purpose of testing young people“
“I think the rules say that riders who have made a maximum of two grands prix cannot participate. And then it gives the FIA the opportunity also, at its own or exclusive discretion, to make exceptions there, ”added Andreas Seidl.
Unlike Mclaren, Ferrari I would not be disappointed if the FIA gave permission to Fernando Alonso to participate in the test for young drivers in Abu Dhabi as long as Carlos Sainz can also be there. “It is no secret that I would be interested in trying the Ferraribut it is not up to me. It depends on the interests of the teams, which have to agree, and the FIA. A day and a half to prepare for a season is practically impossible, it will be very complicated, just as it will be done to Fernando and Ricciardo ”, Recognized the Madrilenian.