Next season, Fernando Alonso will once again sit behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car as the driver of the main line-up of Alpine, the factory team of the Renault concern, but now he is preparing for his return to the championship and is closely looking at future rivals.
However, of all the new generation riders, George Russell makes the strongest impression on him.
“In my opinion, now in Formula 1 there are very talented pilots who are also distinguished by very high-quality training, because they gained experience in racing academies,” said Alonso. – All this helped them from a very early age, and now they are doing a very good job.
But of all I would single out George Russell, he surprises me every weekend. “
Alonso gave such an assessment to the British rider Williams even before Russell made an uncharacteristic mistake on the track in Imola, when the safety car was on the track: while warming up the tires, he clearly overdid it, and it all ended in an insulting accident, although George had a chance to earn for the first time this season glasses.