Fernando Alonso considers the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and Sergio “Checo” Pérez unbeatable – La Opinion

Fernando Alonso considers the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and Sergio “Checo” Pérez unbeatable – La Opinion

The Spanish Fernando Alonso has no problem recognizing the superiority that Red Bull has at the moment in Formula 1, nor does it dismiss that the Austrian team, with Max Verstappen and Sergio “Checo” Pérez at the helm, is the great favorite to win the season that is about to begin.

Fernando Alonso, who at 42 years old will once again be the oldest driver on the grid in the 2024 F1 campaign, showed his point of view of the dominance currently implemented by the team of the energy drink to which the Spaniard considered unbeatable, despite the fact that details still need to be finalized in this preseason.

“Max (Verstappen) is the champion and Red Bull dominates the sport now, even the design (of the RB20) this year has been a surprise, so we have to see how they go, and for now, take our hats off. After seeing the car I think there is less chance of winning a race this year. “That’s how it is”said the Spanish driver, F1 champion in 2005 and 2006.

Fernando Alonso in his Aston Martin during one of the preseason sessions that are taking place in Bahrain, where the season starts in just over a week. (Darko Bandic/AP Photo)

The Spanish was even a little more blunt. “We are 19 drivers who think we are not going to win the World Championship. “This sport is that brutal 99 percent of the time.”he stated, revealing the clear favoritism that Max Verstappen has in 2024 after the overwhelming performance he had last year with 19 wins in 22 races.

Fernando Alonso, who is driving Aston Martin, is seeking his 33rd victory in the top category of world motorsport, a mark that has eluded him since 2013 when he last managed to get to the top of the podium in F1. . It was, coincidentally, at the Spanish Grand Prix that was held on May 12 of that year.

“We have to be positive with the car because it is an improvement and that is a fact, but I insist that the level of the middle group has risen to a very high point, you see things in the others and you understand that everything will be tighter and more intense . “You can be fighting for the podium or out of Q1.”commented the Spaniard about his expectations for the season.

The Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) leaving his garage before taking to the track at the Bahrain International Circuit to test his car. (Darko Bandic/AP Photo)

But beyond thinking about achieving that victory that has been elusive for so long, Fernando Alonso is just as cautious about the possibility of getting on the podium at this start of the F1 season, something he achieved last season by finishing in third place in four of the first five races and second in the sixth.

“I don’t know, I don’t know where we are right now, but it sounds a little unreal right now. There has not been enough data and time to analyze it, more time is needed to compare our jump with that of the rest”considered the Spaniard who finished in fourth place in the drivers’ classification in the last F1 season.

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