Fernando Alonso ahead of Saudi Arabian GP - Back to the rostrum

Fernando Alonso ahead of Saudi Arabian GP - Back to the rostrum

01.12.2021: SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW JEDDAH CORNICHE CIRCUIT 3rd – 5th DECEMBER 2021 Fernando Alonso arrives in Saudi Arabia having scored his 98th career podium in Formula 1 at the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix two weeks ago. His attention now sh

SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW
JEDDAH CORNICHE CIRCUIT
3rd – 5th DECEMBER 2021






Fernando Alonso arrives in Saudi Arabia having scored his 98th career podium in Formula 1 at the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix two weeks ago. His attention now shifts to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Formula 1’s first-ever race weekend in Jeddah.




Now the dust has settled on Qatar, how do you reflect on adding your 98th career podium there?


It was incredible. The team deserved the result and we executed everything as well as we could have from Friday through to Sunday. In the race we started very well and once the positions had settled, we were in a fight with the Red Bull of Sergio Perez.



Everyone did their role perfectly, from the pitstops, through to the strategy and Esteban, who fought like a lion on track. We pushed like mad to ensure third position was secured. It was a long wait for me to be on the podium again, Hungary 2014 was the last time, so it was very sweet to be up there again.



It’s my first with Alpine and hopefully it’s something we can use to drive forward into the final two races and next year. It was also very important in the battle for fifth in the Constructors’ Championship and while we need to stay on our toes, it was a very strong result for the team.  
 




You’ve never raced in Jeddah before. What are you expecting from racing there?



It’ll be a new experience for everyone up and down the grid. From what I’ve seen and analysed with the team, it’ll be a very fast circuit. I’m not sure we can make comparisons yet, maybe ask me again after Friday when we’ve done some running.


As with any new track you have to prepare for the weekend thoroughly and look into every detail. We’ve been to a few new circuits already this year so we have an idea what we need to look out for, but a new venue can throw up many surprises. You never know what can happen, let’s hope for another strong weekend.





Do you enjoy racing at night in Formula 1?



Yes, it definitely has a special feel to it. I’ve raced in Le Mans and other categories where it’s normal to race at night. But you have to remember there was a time when we didn’t have any night races in Formula 1 and losing the light during a Sunday was always something you didn’t want to happen as it meant you couldn’t keep racing.


I said to the team in Qatar that I could have driven there all night and into the morning had they given me enough fuel. We have many races at night now and it’s just a part of Formula 1. It would be strange not to have them. It makes you wonder what will be next in ten years or so that we didn’t think was probable in the sport.



The sport is always evolving not just on the track but off it too, so it’ll be exciting to see what is the next innovation that comes into our world.



- Alpine also photo

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