Alonso downplays value of controversial F1 young driver test outing

Fernando Alonso has downplayed the cost of his controversial test with the Renault Components 1 team in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday as he prepares for his return in 2021.

The FIA gave drivers who did not inch in 2020 permission to secure portion in a session that changed into within the foundation supposed for newbies.

Alonso will be joined on the test by fellow veterans Sebastien Buemi at Crimson Bull, and Robert Kubica at Alfa Romeo.

The dedication to allow the double world champion to price more mileage with the Renault R.S.20 angered other groups, especially McLaren and Racing Level, who deliberate long to skip the test as that they had no younger drivers to inch.

Alonso has already carried out 100km of running within the heart of a filming day at Barcelona with the hot Renault on demo tyres, apart from as logging large mileage with a 2018 Renault, including a most modern day out in Abu Dhabi.

“If truth be told, it is not considerable,” he mentioned when requested by Autosport about this week’s inch.

“I know that there changed into moderately heaps of media attention to this. I suggest, every kilometre is excessive, and this might maybe well furthermore be welcome.

“But I own more or less willing after the 2018 days. This one will be fine, since it is the inch engineers and mechanics, so I catch to grab them somewhat bit more, for the reason that 2018 sorting out changed into with a younger team.

“So on that advise it is gonna be fine to catch some interplay with the folks you might well work with at some point soon.

“But with regards to feeling or utilizing or something, it is ok, nonetheless it is not a day or night time trade for my preparation.”

Alonso conceded he would provide some precious feedback, provided that grand of the 2020 automobile will elevate over, nonetheless insisted that rule adjustments suggest its rate will be restricted.

“You will give your feedback, nonetheless honestly, I price not know what they can execute into subsequent year with this automobile, because they’re dropping moderately heaps of downforce from the vehicles, and with the lots of tyres,” he added.

“So, how grand might well per chance rating an price on something else you issue going into subsequent year, I price not impart it is gonna be any.

“So it is more for me to feel tickled with the guys, as I mentioned, the seat station, no matter. It ought to be enough, nonetheless not too grand.”

Alonso mentioned his demo runs in his 2005 Renault R25 final weekend did not abet him, even with relearning the tune, as he had inch in Abu Dhabi not too long within the past: “I have been sorting out right here with a 2018 automobile, and that changed into very precious.

“But with the 2005 automobile, I own it is very totally different. I might maybe not secure something else.”

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