F1: Fernando Alonso “I can’t blame my budget or resources anymore”[F1-Gate .com]

Fernando Alonso believes the Alpine F1 is “much better” than it was 12 months ago, although the F1 will step into an unknown territory with the 2022 F1 machine.

Alpine F1, which changed its brand from Renault last year, finished fifth in the Constructors’ Championship. Fernando Alonso is on the podium at the F1 Qatar Grand Prix, and teammate Esteban Ocon has a surprise victory at the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Alpine F1 scored points in all but two Grand Prix, but Fernando Alonso said it wasn’t the perfect season and admits that there are issues that need to be resolved.

But looking back over the 12 months, Fernando Alonso thinks the Alpine F1 is stronger than when he first returned last year.

“We don’t know all the issues yet, but I think everyone has different opinions,” Fernando Alonso told Independent.

“Of course, from the experience of working with different teams, we have some weaknesses and some very strong areas. We are constantly strengthening our teams and trying to get better ready for 2022.”

“I think Bahrain is in better shape than March, but I think there are still some things that need to be fixed.”

“I think we need to make sure we close the engine gap. That’s why we have this new project. We also need to close the aerodynamic performance gap.”

“It’s hard to know how big the gap is, and at the moment we only have hope, but we understand that everyone has that hope. It’s not just for us, and what we’re doing this year. Finding is a completely unknown territory

Alpine F1 has been reforming its management team during the off-season, with Martin Bukowski and Alain Prost leaving the team.

Alain Prost accused Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi of “wanting all the light” and “tell himself that he no longer needs advice.”

Alain Prost isn’t happy with Laurent Rossi and his management style, but Fernando Alonso feels that Laurance Rossi and Luca de Meo (CEO of Renault) are leading the team in the right direction.

“We are optimistic that we have the right resources. Luca de Meo, Laurent Rossi and all management are committed to F1,” said Fernando Alonso.

F1’s budget cap will be reduced to $ 140 million in 2022, eliminating the need for Alpine F1 to fight teams with double or triple funding.

“The budget limit should help, as the top teams will no longer have an unlimited budget,” said Fernando Alonso.

“Now it’s about the same budget for everyone, and it’s up to us to build a good machine. If we can’t, we’ll learn from mistakes.”

“But there’s no such thing as’low budget’,’low resources’, or’they use two wind tunnels’. That’s no longer the case. It’s up to us.”

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