Whereas F1 is about to embark on an all-new guidelines period from subsequent yr, with vehicles hopefully capable of run a lot nearer to one another, there are issues that the hole between the highest groups and the remainder might truly develop within the brief time period.
Alonso, who has raced by many alternative regulation eras in F1, believes it’s important that the championship focuses extra on making an attempt to degree the efficiency hole so the very best drivers can present what they’re able to.
“What now we have to deal with, and possibly subsequent yr is step one, is the distinction between vehicles,” defined the double world champion.
“Now, in case you are fortunate sufficient that you simply drive a aggressive automotive, your solely battle is along with your teammate, not with one other crew, and you’ll end on the rostrum in 95 % of the races you do within the yr.
“It would not matter in case you’re 19 and it is your rookie season, or in case you’re 45 and you are the oldest one. You can be 95 % on the rostrum.
“And that is perhaps one thing that we have to handle as a sport. We want it to be a bit of bit extra open for anybody to have inspiration someday that they will battle for podiums. For the time being this isn’t potential.”
Alonso’s frustrations in regards to the difficulties of preventing repeatedly for podium finishes comes at a time when he believes the standard of drivers on the grid retains getting higher.
Fernando Alonso, Alpine F1
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Reflecting on his growth as a driver, Alonso says that the event of abilities wanted to efficiency at the very best in F1 shouldn’t be underestimated.
“You be taught so many issues on the journey, on how you can take care of totally different conditions in Method 1,” he stated.
“Whenever you get into the game you see that there are some large variations in comparison with another junior classes. For 3 or 4 years you continue learning in regards to the system and the way the whole lot works.
“And after that you simply begin the following step, which might be studying how you can maximise the potential of the automotive.
“It isn’t any extra driving on the most, as you usually did in go-karts or junior classes: right here it’s a must to take care of totally different issues and totally different situations within the race: tyre degradation, technique, you recognize, issues that it’s a must to hold nailing each weekend.
“Ultimately you get to some extent that you simply’re higher and higher each race and each time you leap within the automotive, since you be taught extra issues in regards to the automotive and the way the crew helps you to develop your driving fashion, particularly for that yr and for that tyre and for that aero configuration.
“Then, the next yr, the whole lot resets once more, and it’s a must to relearn a few issues. So that you’re continually enhancing as a driver.”