Fernando Alonso insists that a two-year absence from F1 and the fact that he is approaching 39 is not an issue... "the stopwatch is the only thing that matters," he claims.
Reliability caused us real concern and it is something we are working on as our highest priority. In a shorter season with a yet to be determined number of races, every point counts, so we need to improve quickly on that front.
We have the basis of a good car this year. It is clear that Mercedes have made a good step over the winter but Austria is quite a unique circuit, so you cannot judge a season by one event.
Renault has officially confirmed that Fernando Alonso will partner Esteban Ocon for the 2021 season.
The fact we are racing again at the same track is a further reason to bring our updates here, so that we can confirm if they work and that our development direction is the right one.
Robert Kubica will make his FP1 debut for Alfa Romeo at the Red Bull Ring this weekend.
Mercedes trackside engineering director, Andrew Shovlin admits that the "horrible" Red Bull Ring highlighted a fundamental issue with the W11's gearbox.
While the pandemic has highlighted the fragility of some teams, indeed the sport itself, moving forward such measures as the budget cap give cause for optimism.
The qualifying order... that's how the season will be. We will be fighting to get out of Q1 and into Q2, that's not ideal, but it is what it is.
Red Bull-owned ServusTV has agreed a three-year deal that will see it share free-to-air broadcasting of F1 in Austria with ORF.
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