Alonso: 'Title battle between multiple teams won't come for a couple of years'

15-05-2021 15:49 | Updated: 15-05-2021 16:06
by GPblog.com
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Alonso: 'Title battle between multiple teams won't come for a couple of years'

With the new rules that will apply from 2022, the differences between teams should become a lot smaller. According to Fernando Alonso it will take a few years before more teams will be able to fight for the title.

Since the beginning of the hybrid era, there has only been one team that has always been able to compete for the title: Mercedes. Sometimes another teams could come close, like Ferrari in 2017 and 2018, but the team of Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton has proven to be supreme all these years - which hasn't done the fans' enjoyment any good.

The new rules, which come into effect from 2022, should ensure that the differences between teams are much smaller and that there is once again an active fight for the title on track. Fernando Alonso however will not cheer too early. "In the first year there will always be a team that has something extra, that interprets the rules differently and therefore has an advantage," the Spaniard explains to Autosport.com.

New rules best for F1

That, according to the experienced driver, could only change in the years to come. "Hopefully after two or three years, the new rules of 2022 will mean that there is action on the track between many teams and that is better for the future. So I don't know if that will happen immediately, but those exciting championships are coming," Alonso continued.

"The new rules are made to cover all the clever ways and make the performance of parts on the car pretty standard for everyone, to create better and more exciting battles that way."

That's thankfully already underway this year, with a battle for the championship between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

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