MADRID, 8 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (Alpine) stressed that no team is going to give you the opportunity to run 400 Grand Prix as it can happen to him if he does not show "the passion for this sport and the discipline to perform at a high level" that he has offered throughout his career.
Alonso will complete 349 races this Sunday at the Italian Grand Prix, equaling Kimi Raikkonen, a number that does not go unnoticed because they are "repeating it every weekend." "It is not something that interests me very much. I am happy to have spent so much time in F-1 and with two more years I think it will reach that figure of 400 which is a very large number. It shows my passion for this sport and the discipline. to perform at a high level because if not, the teams are not going to give you 400 races," he said at a press conference.
On the other hand, the man from Oviedo recognized that Alpine is "on a good run" after scoring ten Grand Prix in a row. "We have found some consistency although these ten races have not been completely without problems. We have to improve things to have a full weekend and if we do we will be in the points," he warned.
Regardless, he sees the team "in the same place as all year, just behind" Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes. "Our natural position is to be seventh and eighth, and we need help from the top teams. Here I think penalties will come from Carlos (Sainz) and Lewis (Hamilton)," he said.
"I think for Monza we don't have any specific load, no specific wing, so let's see how we can perform. The car was very good in Baku and Spa so there is no reason not to be competitive here," Alonso said.