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Fernando Alonso

Alonso: F1 is in a good place with new generation of drivers

The two-time Formula 1 World Champion feels that the sport is in a good state in terms of the number of young talents on the grid.

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Fernando Alonso believes Formula 1 is in a good place with the amount of young talent throughout the grid.

Since Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz joined F1 in 2015, a new generation of drivers have emerged including George Russell, Esteban Ocon, Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris. 11 drivers in the current F1 field have also won a Grand Prix in their career.

"We're definitely in a good moment for the sport," Alonso told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press.

"I think the new generation, they have the talent, they have the preparation, they have the academies that help them throughout the different categories.

"Now they have the tools, the simulator, very sophisticated engineers and tools that get [them] very prepared when they get to Formula 1.

"I think it was, in a way similar in the past as well. There is always a change of generation."

Alonso reckons being in the right car dictates how much a driver can shine in F1. He says this is nothing new but is wary of how much of an influence the car can have.

"They need the car as well," continued Alonso. "We see with Lando, for example, or George. They are both young, they are both talented. One is fighting for podiums, and one didn't score any points [prior to Hungary].

"That's a little bit unfair when the car is so dominant. Even with Charles we saw in a way, when the Ferrari was winning, Charles was on top of maybe that generation.

"Now the car is not in that position. So it's quite related to the car and it was in the past as well."

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