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Alonso ‘extremely important’ for Alpine

Fernando Alonso leads Esteban Ocon at Bahrain The presence of two-time Formula 1 world champion at Alpine has been described as ‘extremely important’ by one of the team’s bosses. Alonso returned to F1 for 2021 following a two-year hiatus, rejoining the squad with which he won his two world titles (2005 and 2006 when known as Renault). Under its new guise, the team’s new CEO suggests the presence of Alonso is a sign of intent from the marque. “He’s extremely important,” explained Laurent Rossi. “It goes without saying that we brought a two-time world champion back because we have ambitions and it’s not just for the sake of racing on the weekends and so be it.” At 39,...
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