Fernando Alonso Suffering the Same Fate as Michael Schumacher: Nico Rosberg

Published 05/31/2021, 8:36 AM CDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 15, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


It is evident that two-time world champion Fernando Alonso is not having a merry time on his return to F1. He is struggling to find his feet in the Alpine car, and 2016 champion Nico Rosberg can see that.

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“The Alpine is a difficult car to drive and Alonso is not enjoying it,” said the German.

Rosberg compares the return of Fernando Alonso with that of Schumacher

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The German even makes a comparison between Fernando Alonso’s return with that of Michael Schumacher. During his time at Silver Arrows, Rosberg and Michael Schumacher used to share the same team after the latter’s first retirement with Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso of Spain and the Alpine F1 Team looks on in the Pitlane during a red flag period during the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on April 18, 2021 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

“It is a long road for Fernando. Sometimes, he leaves flashes, like Michael Schumacher when I was his partner in Mercedes. It is difficult for him because of his age,” said Nico. (Translated via Google Translate)

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However, the Spaniard’s struggles are anything but unexpected. He spent two years out of the sport, and re-adjusting to the super fast pace of the F1 world can take some time. “Fernando is experiencing the same thing as Michael. He has been two years out and it will take a little while for him to be at full capacity again,” he said.

Currently at P13 on the drivers’ standings with just five points, Alonso is a shadow of his old self.

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Can the two-time champion find his old form soon with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix right around the corner? Let us know what you think!

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