Alain Prost believes that Fernando Alonso, who is making his return to F1 this year, will bring a lot to the Alpine team through his work ethic.

The four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost is full of praise for Fernando Alonso, recruited by Alpine to replace Daniel Ricciardo, who left for McLaren this season.

Even if Alonso finally came home empty-handed from this first Grand Prix in Bahrain, Prost has no doubt that the Spaniard will be a valuable asset to allow Alpine to progress in the hierarchy.

« An Alonso effect? Yes. A pilot with such a personality automatically brings something. Fernando is very demanding and a perfectionist. He asks a lot. It’s up to us to assume it Says Prost, who is the non-executive director of the French team, in an interview with Figaro.

« But he is also aware that it is probably not this year that he will be able to win races on a regular basis. What is certain is that even the point of tenth place, he will fight body and soul to bring it back. Afterwards, we must not forget that it is always the pair of pilots who make a team progress. And we also expect a lot from Esteban [Ocon]. »

« He now knows the team. We changed things for him, especially his track engineer. Everything has been done to make it as comfortable as possible »Concludes the Professor.

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