Welcome at RN365

You are logged in. Benefit directly from all the benefits of your account:

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits

Welcome at RN365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
Quali sat 27 mar
Race sun 28 mar
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
Quali sat 17 apr
Race sun 18 apr
bhr
por
fri 23 apr - sun 25 apr
Quali sat 24 apr
Race sun 25 apr
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
Quali sat 08 may
Race sun 09 may
por
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
Quali sat 22 may
Race sun 23 may
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
Quali sat 05 jun
Race sun 06 jun
mco
can
fri 11 jun - sun 13 jun
Quali sat 12 jun
Race sun 13 jun
aze
fra
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
Quali sat 26 jun
Race sun 27 jun
can
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
Quali sat 03 jul
Race sun 04 jul
fra
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
Quali sat 17 jul
Race sun 18 jul
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
Quali sat 31 jul
Race sun 01 aug
gbr
bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
Quali sat 28 aug
Race sun 29 aug
hun
nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
Quali sat 04 sep
Race sun 05 sep
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
Quali sat 11 sep
Race sun 12 sep
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
Quali sat 25 sep
Race sun 26 sep
ita
sgp
fri 01 oct - sun 03 oct
Quali sat 02 oct
Race sun 03 oct
rus
jpn
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
Quali sat 09 oct
Race sun 10 oct
sgp
usa
fri 22 oct - sun 24 oct
Quali sat 23 oct
Race sun 24 oct
jpn
mex
fri 29 oct - sun 31 oct
Quali sat 30 oct
Race sun 31 oct
usa
bra
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
Quali sat 06 nov
Race sun 07 nov
mex
aus
fri 19 nov - sun 21 nov
Quali sat 20 nov
Race sun 21 nov
bra
sau
fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec
Quali sat 04 dec
Race sun 05 dec
aus
are
fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
Race sun 12 dec
sau
Start Bahrain GP
Days
Hour
Min.
Sec.
Fernando Alonso

Alonso: I think Mercedes will be in front of everybody

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso believes that Mercedes will have the advantage heading into 2021 with Red Bull second and a tight pack of teams fighting for third.

Article
To news overview © Renault

Fernando Alonso believes that Mercedes are the clear favourites heading into 2021 F1 season, though he believes his Alpine F1 team will be locked in a battle for third with several other teams.

The Spaniard makes his return to Formula 1 after three years, during which he competed in almost every major race on the planet including the 24 Hours of LeMans, the Indy 500 and the Dakar Rally. The former world champion is realistic about his expectations for 2021.

“I think Mercedes will be in front of everybody, then there will be Red Bull and there will be a close fight between a few teams," Alonso told the Official Formula 1 Magazine.

"Alpine will be within that group of teams and that will be interesting to see who adapts better to the new regulations. I think it will be very tight, so we could be fighting for sixth or seventh on the grid or it could be 15th very easily. Our job is to be at least fighting for the top 10.”

"Realistically, we have to have our feet on the ground,” he added, “knowing that even if there are some changes for this year, they are not dramatic, so performance will not be too different compared to last year."

Alonso also shared that he has no expectations for the season as of now.

“I didn’t start thinking about that yet – I think we are too early into preparations,” Alonso said.

"Maybe after the winter test you can imagine or dream about the first race and where you can be. Right now, I didn’t have any thoughts about that."

The Spaniard also shared how his three seasons away from the sport have affected him, citing the example of how different the Dakar Rally is to Formula 1.

"All those things were… not new, as I have a good memory, but my last two races were at Indy and Dakar," Alonso said.

"So you arrive at a corner with a 4x4 car and then the next time you drive you are arriving at Turn 1 at Barcelona in a Formula 1 car... and it’s day and night!”

Subscribe to the F1 calendar

Never miss a thing from the Formula 1 season! Add the 2021 F1 schedule to your calendar at the touch of a button. Subscribe below and put the dates and times of every race directly on your PC or smartphone, so you don't miss a second from the new season.

Subscribe to the F1 calendar Download the F1 calendar

0 comments

    x