“They have the talent, the preparation, the academies” – Fernando Alonso is excited for the future of Formula 1, led by the young generation of stars.
F1 is currently being headlined by young stars like Max Verstappen and George Russell, who are delivering impressive performances. This has impressed two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, one of the most senior drivers on the grid currently.
We are definitely in a good moment for the sport, with the new generation.
“They have the talent, the preparation, the academies that help them throughout the different categories, they have the tools the simulator and very sophisticated engineers and tools when they get to Formula 1.”
Alonso: *takes points off Russell at Austria*
Russell: *knocks out Alonso in Q2*
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Alonso wants more emphasis on driver performance
The Spaniard also stressed the need for cars to be more evenly matched in the coming years. F1 is looking to achieve this with the help of regulations and cost caps.
Alonso gave the example of Russell and how he is yet to score a point for Williams despite being so impressive this season. He also compared the past and the present decline of his former team Ferrari.
“We see with Lando, for example, or George, they are both young and talented, both fighting for podiums and one didn’t score any points yet and that is a little bit unfair when the car is so dominant.
“Even with Charles, in a way, when you saw when the Ferrari was winning Charles was on top of maybe that generation and now the car is not in that position, so it is quite related to the car and it was in the past as well.”