Emerson Fittipaldi He has always been a fan and advocate of Fernando Alonso since his F1 beginnings. The two-time Brazilian champion has always supported his presence, even in McLaren’s worst moments. He is now delighted to see him succeed again.
“Fernando is running really well,” he told Motorsport.com. “It’s the surprise of the season. It was a good surprise for the fans. I’m happy for Fernando because he’s been running really hard again.”
“It’s difficult, because Fernando has been retired for two years from Formula 1, but he’s come back strong. Last year he was with Alpine very strong and now he is even better than last year. El Rato, as he is known in his country, adds that this is great for racing nearly fifty in the United States, Although no F1 cars tag is required.
“I think the first thing to maintain is mental and physical health. You have to be fit and strong, but Motivation is also important. You have to stay motivated to compete and win. Fernando is very competitive. I compare him to Roger Federer and his last two years, when he was strong again. He was much better than most of the other guys. This is a winning mentality, mindset and drive. Fernando is a good example,” he recalls from Sao Paulo.
“I wanted to win Indianapolis, so he went to Indianapolis and came close to winning. He wanted to win Le Mans And she won Le Mans. And now he wants to become a Formula 1 competitor again, and that’s the passion for the sport and the drive. I’m sure it is Fernando’s physical and mental form will allow him to lead for another five years and remain competitive. Of course, as long as he wants it,” says Fittipaldi, who believes this second youngster could be extended if a third World Cup is on the horizon.
Over 45 years old?
Unlike other sports, Fernando’s injuries are limited to a broken rib in Australia 2016, a bike crash two years agoAnd completely overcome it thumb in 2022, Due to the loss of the power steering system in Melbourne. None of them left any sequel to the drive and this is a feature of sporty longevity, similar to the Dakar drivers, who spend fifty at full power.
In his head this year, next year and maybe another year, But you never knew…