2021 Alpine F1 Team

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“He is doing great,” Rossi told BBC Sport in an exclusive interview.

“He is as fast as ever. He is certainly extracting the most out of the car.

“The car is not incredibly fast and he still manages to get some super-hot laps and qualify the car very well. So far, so good.”

Asked whether Alonso would stay for 2022, Rossi said: “He is doing everything for me to consider exercising this [contractual] option.”

Rossi explained that he has also been impressed with Alonso’s attitude, adamant that unlike comments made in the past by others, he finds it “incredibly easy to work with him.

“It has been six months, and I don’t recognise the Fernando that people describe.

“We both expect the same thing from the team. Always challenging any decision, any status quo, to systematically take things a notch up: ‘It is never enough. Getting a point is not good. Getting two points is not good. Finishing second, when it happens, is not good enough. Finishing first – we need to keep being first.’ I like this attitude.

“It is challenging everyone all the time but very respectfully. And he can do it because he has proven himself so it is not like he wants to deflect responsibility.”

But beyond 2022 has yet to even be considered.
https://www.planetf1.com/news/fernando- ... ne-option/

Little surprised it wasnt a driver option considering hes still highly paid.

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TBH I thought he had a 2 year deal and negotiations for 2023 are now on the plate :)

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Alonso will stay till 2024 next rule change.... then retire.

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selvam_e2002 wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Alonso will stay till 2024 next rule change.... then retire.
Alonso will never retire just before a rule change :roll:

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Andres125sx wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:55 am
selvam_e2002 wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Alonso will stay till 2024 next rule change.... then retire.
Alonso will never retire just before a rule change :roll:
I gave up on trying to guess what Alonso will do.....

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Alpine motorhome celebrating Fernando's 40th birthday
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"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

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What a lap from Nando. He’s got a big chance of making Q3 with only using 1 set for Q1 and Q2 so far

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RedNEO wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:41 pm
What a lap from Nando. He’s got a big chance of making Q3 with only using 1 set for Q1 and Q2 so far
Gas and Chuck are being stubborn.

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Good Job by Ocon.

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diffuser wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:16 pm
Good Job by Ocon.
And Alonso, they set identical times but Alonso was actually faster in Q2. But that must have been the limit or the conditions must have changed or something because he could only come within 1 tenth of it. Ocon got closer to Alonso’s time so good for him

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diffuser wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:47 pm
Andres125sx wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:55 am
selvam_e2002 wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Alonso will stay till 2024 next rule change.... then retire.
Alonso will never retire just before a rule change :roll:
I gave up on trying to guess what Alonso will do.....
He will always try to win, so we can be sure retiring just when a rule change can provide him some opportunity will never be in his book

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What's with the big silence? Great job to Ocon, Alonso and the team! Perfectly managed. Would be nice if alonso could get a podium as well at some point for his hard work.

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He is God , he pulled out win for Alpine.without that small lockup he woukd have humbled and taught hamilton a lesson on how to race hard without touching.

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without Alonso, Hamilton would beat both Vettel and Ocon and took the lead to may be 10 seconds. Alonso saved Alpine and Ocon day!

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This race is why we all want to see him in a competitive car again. Its a god damned greek tragedy if it doesnt happen next year. C'mon Alpine.