It has turn into virtually common lately for the sphere to stay examined on the Yas Marina racetrack following the System 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It received’t be any totally different this 12 months both: groups can ship their younger riders to the monitor on Tuesday, December fifteenth with the 2020 automobiles.
Understanding this, Racing Level and McLaren most popular to not take the check both, they might not profit a lot from it. Not so to Fernando Alonso, who can make the most of a loophole to roll onto the monitor with a Renault 2020 racing automotive. The principles don’t at present permit the usage of present automobiles in personal assessments, except for film-shooting days restricted to 100 kilometers, giving a transparent benefit to the Spaniard, who has been driving a French corps automotive in latest weeks two years in the past.
Alonso might slam into Renault due to a loophole within the 2020 sports activities rules, permitting it to participate in a check with the particular permission of the Worldwide Vehicle Federation (FIA) the place, in precept, drivers who’ve a global A-license and didn’t participate in two in a number of F1 races.
Understandably, rivals aren’t blissful that the Spaniard, who misses two years, will profit. The loudest protests have been from groups that additionally minimize him with a brand new driver for the 2021 season, i.e. McLaren and Racing Level, who’re already away from the check anyway, and Ferrari. It is because the benefit cannot solely be about attending to know the rider’s work tools and getting used to the automotive, however Alonso can even set instructions for growth at Renault.
Regardless of the protests, Alonso obtained the particular allow, however on the similar time, the FIA launched the two-run situation – the choice got here instantly from the affiliation’s president, Jean Todt, in keeping with a Motorsport.com report. Nevertheless, that is beginning to make sense of the Younger Pilots Check designation: Crimson Bull can put Sebastien Buemi, a reserve he turned over at Toro Rosso, in his automotive, whereas Alfa Romeo expects the companies of Robert Kubica.