What was seen in the 2021 edition of Bahrain Grand Prix de F1 with the intense struggle for victory between Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) has shown that the category is more even than last year, at least at this start.
Although there is a noticeable advantage of Mercedes y Red Bull over the rest, in the middle of the peloton the dispute also promises to be intense. At least that's what the Spanish expects Fernando Alonso, who returned to the division this year with Alpine.
“This season is a bit the continuation of 2020. The cars have changed a bit, but not too much. I think both Mercedes and Red Bull are the only candidates for victory on Sundays and consequently for the title. Hopefully we will see a close fight for the championship ", Alonso explained to Automundo during a virtual press conference held to stop the tests that his team carried out together with Pirelli in Sakhir.
“Apart from that fight for the podium, there is a very interesting championship: from fifth to 15th or 18th they are separated by two or three tenths. That will change every weekend depending on how the cars adapt to each circuit ”, said the two-time champion, who was very kind in every answer.
“I am excited and excited about the equality and the competition that there is. So hopefully from the outside they also see so exciting and intriguing not knowing who is going to win each weekend. I think that Formula 1 missed that, not knowing what is going to happen "He said.