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Fernando Alonso: “It feels strange to be ‘The Godfather’ of an F1 team”

Fernando Alonso
Photo: Alpine F1 team

Luca de Meo, Renault’s CEO, recently called Fernando Alonso ‘The godfather’ of the Alpine F1 team. Alonso himself thinks it is an honor that Luca de Meo calls him that, but at the same time he also finds it strange. The fact is that Alonso is one of the most experienced members of the Alpine F1 team during his F1 comeback.

“I think he meant that as a rider of everyone in the team I am one of the most experienced members of the team, which is a bit strange in itself,” Alonso said during an interview with the British TV channel.Channel 4‘.

“Normally you come in Formula 1 and you normally have a lot of experienced team members who tell you about races from the past, anecdotes and curiosities about Imola or another circuit.”

“Now I’m probably the guest on the team who tells such things. It is the driver who is currently telling such things and that is a bit strange. ”

Despite his two world titles and years of experience in Formula 1, Alonso also has a difficult comeback. Alonso managed to get his first point since his comeback in Imola after the race was punished by another driver.

Alpine may be a new team on paper, but it is actually still the same team with which Alonso won his two world titles in Formula 1 in 2005 and 2006. According to Alonso, Alpine does not lack ambition and drive, although it will take time to be successful.

“The team is new, motivated and has the potential to become champions in the future,” said Alonso. I am sure of that. I don’t know if it will take two, five or seven years, but this is a great project and I enjoy it. ”

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