“I’m not here to travel around the world,” Fernando Alonso intends to compete with the best in his comeback season with Alpine

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Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is back in Formula One as Alpine team’s driver alongside Esteban Ocon. Currently, he has managed to secure a podium at the Qatar Grand Prix in the 2019 season. Even though the two-time world champion is not able get a seat at the battle at the front of the grid, he has been a part of a few battles and has always grabbed the attention of the viewers.

In the last years, 2019 Bahrain GP, Fernando Alonso did not disappoint the team and gave a glimpse of his past racing to the viewers when he defended Lewis Hamilton and kept him at the back of his tail to ensure Esteban Ocon’s first win for the year alongside the battle against Ocon in the Saudi Arabian GP.

The 40-year-old Spaniard could have also competed in the World Championship in a Mercedes alongside Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, according to Martin Brundle, commentator at Sky Sports. Alonso is here to compete, as he still trusts in his abilities and has self-confidence which has helped him stay on the gird and fight for the team.

Alonso agrees to the words of Martin Brundle as if it wasn’t for that, he still wouldn’t be here.  I’m not here to travel around the world. You’re here because you trust [in your abilities] and you have your self-confidence and belief you can do well and drive well. he explained.

He has had an amazing track record with two World championship title to his name, Alonso has battled with the greatest and has experienced it all and now is ready to help his team-mate, Esteban Ocon with a few tips and tricks of driving.

For the Spaniard, the year of 2022 began with some disappointment as he manged to finish only P9 at the season opener in Bahrain whereas in the Saudi Arabian GP at the Jeddah track, a handful of points were lost when he did not finish the race due to a failure in the power source. Alpine had hoped to connect with the absolute best teams this season as a factory team, but that is currently not the case.

Both the drivers are set to put forth an amazing show and bring back the lost points in the last race at the Australian GP.

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