“I had the worst motorhome in Formula 1” – Former Renault F1 boss Flavio Briatore speaks out on Fernando Alonso and the transition to Alpine this season.
Renault have been in F1 for some time now and will continue to do in their Alpine avatar this season. Former boss Flavio Briatore confirmed the same, confirming the chairman Luca de Meo is fully committed to the sport.
“We had a guarantee from Renault. Luca de Meo is the chairman of Renault and is very motivated to invest money into Formula 1 for a long time.
The millionaire also spoke about his time with the French team, and how they focused on the most important things, especially performance. He quipped how he had the worst motorhome among all the team bosses.
“With me, Renault was very good because whatever money I needed I had it. Sure, the money goes into the performance of the car. You know how many times I had the worst motorhome in Formula 1 because if you have a good motorhome it doesn’t make you go quick in the car. I prefer spending all the money on the performance.
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) July 8, 2020
The similarities between Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher
Briatore spoke high of Alonso and Schumacher, arguably the two greatest in the sport. The battle between them was epic, with Schumacher in his Ferrari and Alonso in his Renault. Briatore worked with both of them in Renault and Benetton respectively.
“When you have a talent, the same as Schumi, the talent is something very special because all the drivers in Formula 1 are quick, but the line to be a superstar driver is very thin.
“And Fernando and Schumi, whatever you put in the computer when doing the simulation for the race, Fernando was doing the same time. The preparation of the race with Fernando and with Schumi is like the computer telling you what’s going on. The consistency in the lap time was very impressive by Schumi and by Fernando. I was lucky to work with the two best talents at the time and the motivation was the same.