"If Alonso will be the sensation of the year? In your dreams"

"He has been out for two years. It would go against all the laws of nature," says the famous passenger car driver Tom Coronel about the Asturian.


This Tuesday is not just any day for Alpine F1 Team. The Enstone team will present the A521 at 14:00 CET, the car that Fernando Alonso will drive on his return to the Formula 1 World Championship three seasons after retiring from the competition frustrated by not being able to fight for the victories and podiums with McLaren.

An act where the Asturian will be the great absence due to the bicycle accident that he suffered on February 11 in an urban area of Viganello (Lugano, Switzerland) and the impossibility of keeping, due to this mishap, the mandatory quarantine that the Government of the Kingdom The United Kingdom imposes foreigners who want to enter the island because of the British variant of the coronavirus.

"Alonso is a fighter, but he is almost 40 years old"

Asked about the hypothetical performance of the French car, Tom Coronel calls it a dream that Alonso could be the revelation of this season: "Alonso the sensation of the year in F1? dreams. If it is, I'll be the first to take a very, very deep bow. But this is not going to happen, it would go against all the laws of nature. Once you leave Formula 1, you are finished. When you are out year, you lose speed. And Alonso has been out for two years. Today's young people are more cunning, daring, aggressive ... Alonso is a fighter, yes, but he is almost 40 years old. You dream at night with your eyes closed and not with eyes open during the day ".

Similarly, the 1999 Formula Nippon champion and famous touring car driver who has been competing in the WTCR (World Touring Car Cup) since 2018 predicts on 'formule1.nl' that Lewis Hamilton will hang up his gloves and helmet at the end of 2021 if manages to win his eighth title: "Lewis Hamilton is a true driver, but this will be the toughest season in his history with 23 races. The question is: 'Do you want to dictate your destiny or be dictated to you?' Guys like Hamilton dictate it themselves. And I can imagine how he'll feel after winning the eighth title in the longest year in Formula 1 history. With eight titles you're no longer Lewis Hamilton, you're God. You're done. I don't know why should it continue when you have broken all records. Negotiations with Mercedes this year have already been very difficult. You can see that both parties were not fully engaged. It's very simple: Mercedes no longer needs Hamilton. There is no future for him there, except to transfer a lot of money to your bank account. You can trust your future for the next ten years in guys like George Russell and Max Verstappen. "

Hamilton will retire after winning the eighth World Cup with Mercedes

Finally, Coronel states that he would establish by regulation that the championship be decided in the last race, as well as predicting that Max Verstappen will give Hamilton a lot of war at the wheel of his RB16B: "If I were Formula 1 director, the title would always be decided in the last race. There is nothing more exciting. We saw it last year when Sergio Pérez won in Bahrain, George Russell was fast with the Mercedes ... Hamilton has become champion the last few years too soon. I hope for something special this year. Honda will do its best with its new engine before leaving Formula 1 again. It's now or never. I'm not saying Max Verstappen is going to be champion, but let's hear from Hamilton complain a lot about the radio. He always does that when someone puts him in trouble. Hamilton has had it too easy the last few years. Red Bull is closing in on Mercedes, the difference is simply It can't be bigger than last year. "

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