Fernando Alonso has a plan and is optimistic about 2022, although he cannot neglect what he does this season. And it is that, after ramming Mick Schumacher during the Turkish Grand Prix, the Asturian received a penalty of 2 points in its superlicense that will expire in a year.
Although it is the first time that Fernando Alonso has been sanctioned since he returned to Formula 1, this penalty affects him for the next season. If the Spanish is sanctioned with others 10 points Between now and October 2022, a race will be lost.
After what Fernando Alonso has been penalized, Daniel Ricciardo and Mick Schumacher remain the only drivers without points in their superlicense. Clean will be Carlos Sainz when in November 2021 the only one that has for obstruction. Fernando Alonso has 2 for accident.
Alonso, more points than Ocon
In danger this season are Lando Norris and Lance Stroll, each one with 8 points in its superlicense. Sergio perez, meanwhile, has 7; while Sebastian Vettel, Nicholas latifi and Nikita mazepin have 6. What does not seem that the fight for the World Cup is going to decide are the penalties in the superlicense since, like Fernando Alonso, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have two incident penalties.
Like Carlos Sainz, there is only one driver with a point in his superlicense and he is Esteban Ocon. Fernando Alonso’s partner in Alpine was penalized for accident, something to which both he and the Spaniard will have to be careful with a view to 2022.
The importance of avoiding incidents
Both are the two pilots who have least loaded the accident account of their team in this course, something of which he boasted recently Fernando Alonso. “Our accident account is the least loaded of all equipment“The two-time champion told Marcin Budkowski in an email that was leaked to the press. “So make sure it stays that way!”Replied the CEO of Alpine.
And it is that the gala team has cut expenses to allocate them to the car of 2022. “We are using a 2019 engine. Some of our rivals made gains that we have not achieved, so we are in a situation that is not ideal, because we had to delay our new power unit, ”acknowledged Marcin Budkowski.
“We did not have the resources to relaunch this year’s engine development program and continue working on 2022. Therefore, we have decided to put all our efforts in 2022. I think it’s the right thing to do, but it’s painful, because as a result this year we lost ground to our rivals, ”added the Pole.
Therefore, both Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon must avoid being involved in new incidents. On the one hand, it is important that they do not fatten the accident account of your team. On the other, yes Alpine is capable of putting at your disposal a competitive car for 2022, the year in which the long-awaited change of regulations will come into force, it will be important that they are not left out of any Grand Prix because of a penalty.
Enstone is confident that they will build a competitive car by 2022. “We will make sure to build the best car ever for the next regulatory era”, Assured Laurent Rossi. “I’m sure this new mayonnaise will taste good next year. We are French, so we know a thing or two about mayonnaise, ”the Alpine CEO added humorously.
About, Fernando Alonso warned: “Ehe car that is born well, leads the decade of that regulation. If you’re in those cars, you win four or five titles”. Also, after the Russian Grand Prix, he declared: “I am very proud of the progress. We are building a very strong team and looking to next year, hopefully the package will be competitive in the factory, but the competition team is ready to fight ”.
Like Alpine, the Asturian is optimistic for the next season: “By 2022 dreaming is freeOf course you work with that illusion. The rule change can cause the cards to be mixed in the sport, why not us? We wouldn’t be here now if we think that next year we can’t be up”. That is why Fernando Alonso has invited his followers to “believe in the plan”. Said plan involves not adding a new penalty.