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George Russell: “Alonso is one of the best pilots”

The Renault F1 team has just broken the news by bringing Fernando Alonso back on the track. In addition to the positive reception, there were many opinions that claimed that the aging star took the opportunity away from the younger racers. 

Prior to the Spanish racer’s return, the leader of the Renault stable Cyril Abiteboul told the press that the rumors about Alonso were unfounded, and that one of the students of the team’s junior academy might be a candidate for a future meeting after Daniel Ricciardo’s departure. This attempt has failed and then those certain voices that made Alonso’s arrival worrying started circulating:

George Russel, the pilot of Willams, is not one of them, he’s a great admirer of the Spanish world champion. The British youngster doesn’t think that Alonso would exclude anyone with his arrival, in fact – he believes, it’s a great decision both from the perspective of the French team and the Formula One as well. 

„I was very happy to hear the news. I think the best racers have to fight in F1 and Fernando is clearly one of the greatest players of all time who have ever been in this sport. I don’t feel like he’s taking the place from anyone,in Renault’s position, hiring him was a very good decision. With his experience he can start the factory project and his pace will be also very strong!” – said the second-year pilot, who is looking forward to meeting Fernando Alonso on the track as well.

Author: Tóth Krisztián Márk

Photo: Getty Images

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