“Like the Boxers” – Fernando Alonso Takes All the Attention With His Iconic F1 Radio in Abu Dhabi

Published 12/13/2021, 12:06 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in action REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani


The championship might not be over for the title contenders, considering Mercedes is seeking the appeal route, but it is very much done for the rest of the grid. Alpine driver Fernando Alonso, who finished the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in P8, was cheerful on his radio to the team.

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The Spaniard, who returned to the sport after a hiatus of two years impressed everyone with his driving. Although he took some time to get back in form, he has delivered consistently since Hungary. He also got his first podium since the 2014 season, when he finished P3 in Qatar.

Alonso was happy after the end of the race and mentioned that big things will come to them in the future.

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” Yes, this is only the beginning, sexy boys and girls. The best is yet to come next year, I promise. This was a warmup, you know, like the boxers. They do a game just before the big fight. This was 2021 for us but you were amazing.” said Fernando on his cool-down lap.

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Another double points finish for Alpine helped the team finish ahead of AlphaTauri in the constructors’ championship. Alonso was happy with his race but mentioned that he did not want to get involved with Hamilton and Verstappen.

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” We had some good fights with AlphaTauri. No one saw it’s okay. It was good fun, but definitely, the main topic for the race was just not to be in the way of the contenders when they were coming to lap us.” said Alonso.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2021, Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

” Doube points finish for the race for Alpine again. So that’s a well-executed Sunday in terms of team perspective and we finished the year strong. Hopefully, we have a better package next year and a little bit more competitive.” said Fernando.

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It was a joy for F1 fans to see the two-time world champion return to racing in the 2021 season. We all hope that we can see more of Alonso at the front of the grid in the new 2022 cars.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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