The Asturian has conducted several tests on this track, tested with Renault in 2009, and most recently with Toyota.
Fernando Alonso To reach a circuit that knows exactly how it is Portimao. Tested in Formula One in one of the preseason races With Renault (in 2009, with R29) And then flew for many hoursWhere is Toyota WEC He was a Le Mans champion and two-time Le Mans champion.The Spaniard thinks this is completely different from the match between Bahrain and Imola and thinks it will be a new experience for Alpine F1 this weekend
“Compared to Bahrain and Imola, the challenge in Portimão this weekend will be completely different. The driving on the track is very interesting, I think In these modern Formula One cars, this will be very exciting, especially when the altitude varies greatly. “, He pointed out the current level of grip of the F1 car compared to what he knows, which turned many corners into parts where he can “go on the table”.
“I only tested it in very humid conditions before, so it was a learning curve from the beginning, but I like new challenges. We hope to get more points this weekend”, Fernando (Fernando) square in the official statement of Alpine F1.
Esteban Ocon: “What I want to say is that Portimão is one of the most enjoyable circuits. It flows very well and has some very interesting corner combinations. Last year, when we first came there, Many people compare it to a roller coaster because of all altitude changes and fast turns. I was very happy when Portugal announced the calendar. Algarve is a great place and the weather should be warm, so I am looking forward to it.”
Davide Brivio, director of A Coruña: “I think this is a unique track, and everyone calls it a roller coaster for a reason. It has a lot of ups and downs, so it’s very special. The weather may be different from our October weather. In the past, this was what we wanted. I have been concerned about the issue. With the increase in air temperature and the improvement of the overall grip, the surface of the track may be improved. This will be an interesting discovery. This is a new circuit that Fernando has learned during his tenure at Esteban. Committed to continuing his experience from last year. We are trying to improve our performance in Imola and hope to improve our performance on this track from last year.