‘Boss of 2021 Is Back’: Ex F1 Driver Tips Fernando Alonso to Become a Triple World Champion

Published 01/10/2021, 11:48 PM EST
MONTMELO, SPAIN – MAY 14: Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


The Formula 1 community is waiting to see Fernando Alonso making his comeback next season. The Spaniard is set to reunite with his championship-winning constructor, Renault, as the team rebrand themselves as Alpine.

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Alonso won his 2 championships with Renault back in 2005 and 2006. He is making his comeback as Daniel Ricciardo is making a move to McLaren. Meanwhile, Alonso’s former rival predicts the possible outcome of this comeback.

Pedro de la Rosa, former Spanish F1 driver, and Alonso’s rival reckons that the comeback could be worth it. He said, “He loves F1, Alonso is back, the boss of 2021 is back. These last few years away from the sport have made him appreciate F1.

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“His return is going to be very positive for F1 in general, not just for him. He can win the World Championship again. [He has created] an excitement around the sport – it all used to be a bit sad before Alonso appeared.”

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 13: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Renault Sport F1 poses for a photo with his 2005 F1 title winning Renault R25 and members of the Renault team from the same year during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

De la Rosa wants to see Fernando Alonso back on the podium

Pedro de la Rosa raced in 107 Grand Prix races. The former Grand Prix winner is convinced that Alonso will make a big impact during his new stint with Alpine. He is also excited about fellow Spaniard on the grid, Carlos Sainz.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren F1 arrives at the circuit during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone in Northampton, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

De la Rosa said, “It is imaginable and it would be a dream to be on a podium with Carlos Sainz. What do I settle for? I have nothing in terms of a specific position.

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“It would be nice to get on the podium. To make some podiums and taste the champagne again would be fantastic.”

Fernando Alonso has been deeply involved with Renault all year and completed testing. He can’t wait to get back on the grid and has been preparing to take the grid by storm. At 39, the Spaniard is one of the most experienced drivers on the grid.

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Do you believe Alonso can find his way to the podium again or even clinch the championship before retiring?

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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