Fernando Alonso Goes Old School With Striking Alpine Helmet Design for 2021 F1 Season

Published 03/03/2021, 12:30 PM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 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)


Fernando Alonso is making his much-anticipated comeback with Alpine F1 this season. The two-time former champion will make the grid more competitive and increase the chances of the French team getting on the podium.

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Alpine F1 launched their stunning livery yesterday and is sporting one of the most vibrant liveries. After the car launch, Fernando Alonso took to Twitter and shared the picture of his new Helmet going into the 2021 season.

The new helmet has a resemblance to the Spaniard’s 2006 helmet. Alonso won a championship that season and hopes to once again be a primary contender for the P1 position in the coming seasons.

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What does the 2021 season hold for Fernando Alonso?

The former champion has a particular love for cycling. Unfortunately, his hobby landed him in a hospital when he was involved in a road accident in Switzerland. He subsequently underwent surgery for a fractured jaw before he was discharged.

However, the bullish Spaniard claims that he is in the best shape he has ever been and he is ready to take on the grid. “I also had a small setback with a bike accident a few weeks ago, but luckily the preparation and my fitness will not be impacted and I’m ready to go,” he said.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Fernando Alonso of McLaren and Spain immediately after his crash during the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

Over the last two years since his retirement from F1 in 2018, Alonso claims to be a more complete driver. He competed in other motorsport series such as 24 hours Le Mans, Dakar Rally, Indy 500 and World Endurance Championship.

For the 2021 season, Alonso is not a championship contender as Mercedes is expected to continue their domination. However, once the 2022 regulations kick in, the experience will be a big differentiator.

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Alonso claims his motorsport escapades have helped him mature and become a more complete driver. The mid-field pack will once again be close this season. The Spaniard will hope to claim a Top-5 finish this season. Where do you think Alonso is likely to land up by the end of this season?

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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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