2021 Alpine F1 Team

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Incredible
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RedNEO
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Alonso during the inlap even came up with a new name for the sprint race 😂

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@REDNEO was there ever any doubt? ;)

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This sprint race really fits Alonso style, he gained a lot today, another great start tomorrow and he will be up there

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What if alonso makes 6 places at start today :)

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max_speed wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:56 am
What if alonso makes 6 places at start today :)
Don't think he can hold off McLaren. He's gonna struggle with Sainz as well. They would need something special, like hitting the car's setup sweet spot on the hards.

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I watched norris' onboard when he was battling alonso in sprint race. Amount of time alonso lost on straights is unreal. His rear lights were flashing constantly indicating empty battery. Like not even half way down the straight, it started already after 1/3 of any straight. After that norris gained literally bus lengths on him. They really need to sort out energy recovery on that car.

Here is their full battle starting just after alonso overtakes norris in copse, keep an eye on timing of red lights:
https://streamable.com/jhmp21


A lap after overtake Alonso starts harvesting already at DRS line on wellington straight :shock: . At that point straight has barely even begun. I though, ok, he'll recharge and then it's back to normal again, but no, It remains that way till the end, always with battery at zero charge.

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Alonso was fuel/tire saving after the tire change untill about lap 45.

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Smart race from Alonso. Kept Stroll within DRS so Perez couldn't make any moves. Ferrari and McLaren were too fast, so no reason to push. Ocon had a good race as well. However, second time since Alpine messed up Alonsos stop, I hope it does not become repetitive.

The pace is just not there to attack Ferrari or McLaren, kinda dissapointing. The gap is too much.

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Alonso enjoys keeping other in DRS range, saves his tires and cooks others

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On Ted's notebook he said something about "don't mention what's in the bag"...and "if you know, you know"

...what was that in reference to??
Lando Norris: "Such a great driver"
Daniel Ricciardo: "Darren" 🤣

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alonso went off on instalation lap and damaged his diffusser, when race was stopped team manage to fix it to a point, and in race he on purpose let car behind him to get in drs zone so faster cars couldn't overtake due to drs train- those are info from team manager

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I am really very happy for Alonso right now.

This comeback is perfect. 2 years away, he came back more humble, needed some time to rise to its natural level, and now it almost feels like he never left and is back to the top

I'm really hoping for a serious 2022 Alpine. I don't think title is realistic, but a good Enstone car like 2012-2013, with podiums and one or two victories would be perfect for what is the last era of Alonso career. [-o<

They really need to sort that setup windows which is too small

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Juzh wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:37 pm
I watched norris' onboard when he was battling alonso in sprint race. Amount of time alonso lost on straights is unreal. His rear lights were flashing constantly indicating empty battery. Like not even half way down the straight, it started already after 1/3 of any straight. After that norris gained literally bus lengths on him. They really need to sort out energy recovery on that car.

Here is their full battle starting just after alonso overtakes norris in copse, keep an eye on timing of red lights:
https://streamable.com/jhmp21


A lap after overtake Alonso starts harvesting already at DRS line on wellington straight :shock: . At that point straight has barely even begun. I though, ok, he'll recharge and then it's back to normal again, but no, It remains that way till the end, always with battery at zero charge.
I get your point....
Strange that there are no stats for something like that. Comparing a flashing light to a void when a team can change where they deploy on the fly is hard. As much as there is a stat for anything in baseball, F1 is almost devoid of stats by comparison.

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No matter how strongly we feel about Alonso talent and pray for a stroner Alpine. I do not think Alpine gonna win in next 10 years. They are too far from top teams level. For now just enjoy Alonso and build new memories of his racing excellence.