“I am as fit as I was in 2010”- Fernando Alonso set to compete against his counterparts, as he feels his fitness is still of peak days.
Fernando Alonso with his return to Alpine will overtake Lewis Hamilton to be the 2nd oldest driver on the current grid after Kimi Raikkonen. But talking about his fitness, Alonso still feels 29.
As per a report by the RaiSport (translated from DeepL), the Spaniard claimed that he doesn’t see much difference in today’s F1, rather has spotted changes within himself.
“F1 doesn’t seem to have changed. Same people, same rules. Who was strong two years ago is strong today. Rather, I’m a bit different. I wanted new challenges,” Alonso said.
“I had the time to face them; I think I have improved in body and head. And I’m more relaxed in front of what I expect from myself. “I think I am mature like never before. The psychophysical tests show that I am as fit as in 2010.”
“I analyzed how I was driving to correct any defects, my speed remained intact, the experiences at Le Mans and Indy provided useful data. . What am I afraid? A calendar with 23 races. Heavy. It means having about 20 days off in a year “.
Alonso is not the only one to speak positively about his fitness, close aides, and Jenson Button recently talked about his latest changes.
Everything will remain the same.
Despite being optimistic about his own personal state, Alonso thinks that F1 will remain the same with Lewis Hamilton bagging the title for record 8th time.
“Renault collected three podiums in 2020; I’d like to improve the balance. For one year. Then, much more. In 2021 Mercedes will still win, Hamilton will still win. Red Bull will fight for second place, and it remains to be seen who will finish third. The real challenge is about 2022.”