One man who is the Double world champion. His name is Fernando Alonso. He lapped and did the fastest controversial appearance for the Renault in the young driver’s test in the Formula One’s post season. He Alonso is 39yrs old. He got the ‘young formula 1 driver’ title after driving at a test at Yas Marnia circuit in Abu Dhabi’s. The test was taken on 15th December that is on Tuesday.
The Spaniard is the winner of 32 grands prix. He is not a young driver by any or any ways of the imagination but he has not yet raced in F1 for the past two years and was also given special dispensation ahead of a comeback in the upcoming next years.
He said that he had completed 105 laps and also nearly two race distances. He further said that his best time was of one minute and 36.333 seconds.
Alonso said that It was good and also very nice to be back in the car and to drive it. He who won his titles with Renault in the year 2005 and also 2006.
He said that he have been testing the 2018 car before this but for his preparation but this one felt a bit more serious for him and it also ignited a little bit of the competitive spirit. He said that It was great to feel the modern cars and the talented drivers and also experience what all they can do.
The Spaniard said the test lacked some basic items which would help to maximise the one and a half days of pre-season testing which will be available next year.
Some other teams had questioned the fairness of allowing him to test the race. Ferrari was unable to run new Spanish signing Carlos Sainz. Also no active F1 drivers were allowed to take part.
Mercedes had got Formula E drivers named Nyck de Vries and also Stoffel Vandoorne and they were stood to be on the second and third position respectively. Ferrari this time ran Russian Robert Shwartzman and an Italian named Antonio Fuoco who is a factory simulator driver.
AlphaTauri who tested Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda is now likely to step up to the F1 team by the next season in place of Russian Daniil Kvyat.
Formula Two champion who was Mick Schumacher and the runner-up Callum Ilott. They tested for Haas and Alfa Romeo with Schumacher who is 21yrs old and is doing 125 laps but last on the timesheets.
Alonso said that the key point from today was just to understand the tyres a little more and a little better than before. He thinks that we achieved that, and he now has a pretty good knowledge of what he needs to do although the tyres might be a bit different the next year when he drives.
He also said that he feels very comfortable and he knows that the team is happy and so he says that it is good.