Fernando Alonso, the Aston Martin driver, believes it is important to help young drivers develop in Formula 1, as he feels they lack knowledge about how the sport works and need guidance to succeed in the long term.
‣ Fernando Alonso, despite not being in the top three drivers in the F1 championship, still outperformed several younger drivers.
‣ Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, both from earlier generations, continue to hold their own in Formula 1.
‣ Alonso sees it as important to help young drivers develop further in the sport, providing guidance and direction.
‣ Alonso expresses satisfaction in helping young drivers navigate the motorsport world.
Fernando Alonso, the Spanish Aston Martin driver, isn’t in Baku today. It’s Friday, and he was nearly absent. The top three F1 drivers are expected to show up at the annual Gala. Alonso, though, he only managed to come in fourth. Still, the two-time champ did better than a few of the young ones, like Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris.
Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, they’re from the same generation. Maybe even two generations back. They’re still holding their own in Formula 1, though. The Aston Martin driver, he’s not just there to show off. He told GPblog and others that he sees a different role for himself. He thinks it’s crucial to help the young drivers get better at the sport.
Alonso, he finds satisfaction in this. He said, “It’s important because I see a lot of drivers now with this passion that I had when I was young. They’re just missing a bit of knowledge about how this world works.” He sees these young guys with so much talent and preparation in Formula 4, Formula 3. They just need a bit of guidance, he thinks.
They’ve got these home simulators now. They’re part of these young driver academies in Formula One teams. They just need a bit of direction, Alonso believes. That’ll help them in the long run in the motorsport world. He’s happy to provide that guidance. “I feel the satisfaction of everyone that we are in the project,” Alonso added.