Formula 1 | Alonso will be the only Alpine F1 driver with the new floor
Fernando Alonso will be the only driver at Alpine F1 to have the new floor that his team brought for this Imola weekend.
Alpine has confirmed that they have brought a new floor design which is « intended to help create more downforce » for this weekend. However, there is only one example of the piece which Alonso will use while Esteban Ocon keeps the previous one.
But the weather conditions may further complicate the analysis of the performance of this evolution according to Alonso.
« Obviously there’s a new floor on my car this weekend, and hopefully we’ll see more performance with that. But it’s raining… »
« We’ll I guess move forward into the blind weekend and find out on Sunday afternoon if it was a good play or a bad play. Hopefully it performs better and we can get it in Miami. on both cars.
« It’s going to be an interesting weekend because of the rain. Obviously we were very fast in Australia, we were very competitive in Saudi Arabia so the car is very fast at the moment. It’s really good. »
“But with this sprint format obviously we only have one free practice session to set the car up and make decisions and then you go into qualifying and parc fermé and you can’t touch the car anymore.
« With Free 1s in the rain, it will be a challenge for everyone, so we have to be precise in our decisions and hopefully have a clean weekend and finish the race. »