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Fernando Alonso: "My age is an advantage"

Fernando Alonso is already the oldest driver on the Formula 1 grid after the retirement of another world champion, Kimi Raikkonen. The Asturian is the only forty-year-old in the World Cup and three years older than the second most experienced in the championship, Lewis Hamilton, who has just turned 37. Far from seeing his age as a burden, he believes that it can be a positive factor to fight for the most high.

«Honestly, I am happy with my age, I feel it as an advantage. When I get to a circuit I know it. Now everyone is testing the new 18-inch tires and I already know them very well from the World Endurance Championship . All the things I face I do it for the second or third time, while for others it is the first, so it’s good, “he summarizes.

In this sense, he acknowledges that “the only problem” with continuing to compete at his age is that “you have to have the motivation to enter a season in which you will be 300 days a year” fully dedicated to Formula 1 . «You have to have that desire, you have to have that lifestyle that allows you to dedicate yourself to this sport. Other than that, everything else is plus. I’m at a point in my life where I want to dedicate myself to F1 and it’s fantastic. I think I only see advantages, “he celebrates.

In addition, Fernando Alonso believes that the current Formula 1 cars “are already so demanding on a physical level”, not as was the case a few years ago, when age could be “a limitation” for the performance of the drivers because they drove machines a lot. more powerful and challenging for the human body, as explained in statements to Motorsport .

Meanwhile, the two-time world champion remains without Alpine boss, after this week the French team announced the departure of Marcin Budkowski . In addition, the team has not yet announced the presentation date of its new single-seater.

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