wesley123 wrote: ↑
Sun May 07, 2017 10:34 am
f1316 wrote: ↑
Thu May 04, 2017 3:43 pm
Vasconia wrote: ↑
Thu May 04, 2017 2:36 pm
Well, I haven´t said its "for sure" but Renault has said that Alonso, even being one of the best, is not a target for the team.
There is no place for him in Red bull, Ferrari or Mercedes. I dont think he wants to go to Williams, so.... which are the real chances for him??
Ok, just that you sounded quite definitive.
I'd personally be surprised if they didn't go for him if he was available - suggest they're just not chasing him as a 'target' - but I guess it depends on whether he wants to put up with McLaren any longer.
Alonso is a great driver, but why would you, as a new team that is still rebuilding, go for a driver who is on his last legs of his F1 career? You'd be better off signing a youngster like Renault did in 2002 with Alonso.
I'd suggest there's a lot of value in experience during a building phase and that the kind of input an Alonso could bring would be very valuable - I think some (e.g. Brawn) would argue that Schumacher's input was very useful during Mercedes' gradual improvement pre hybrid, and helped to set the foundation for future success.
It might still be too slow for Alonso - and he might prefer the prospect of competing in Indy and Le Mans every year with McLaren whilst still helping build that F1 project, rather than move up a bit with Renault but still not win championships, also losing those outside opportunities he'd have at McLaren (it seems) - but I can't see how it would be anything but a benefit for Renault.
I also think Hulk could probably learn a lot from Fernando about maximising opportunities - I'm a big Hulk fan but he seems to have difficulty turning his pace into top results, whereas Alonso is almost the opposite - he seems to have a way with getting results even when the pace ain't great.