Sky F1's Jenson Button and Martin Brundle believe Fernando Alonso's return to Formula 1 will be "box-office" and great for the sport, after the two-time champion's 2021 move to Renault was confirmed.
"I don't believe that I'm better than anyone on pure speed in qualifying, I don't think I'm better than anyone in wet conditions, dry conditions, qualifying, race. But if you put me in the same car at the same moment and same track as anyone, I think that I will beat them."
Fernando Alonso will return to Formula 1 in 2021 after Renault confirmed the two-time world champion as Daniel Ricciardo's replacement.
Follow that: After a scintillating track return for Formula 1, the grid's stars are back at the Red Bull Ring for the second leg of its Austrian double-header - live only on Sky Sports F1 this weekend.
Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula 1 as Daniel Ricciardo's replacement at Renault for the 2021 season.
Ferrari say they are aiming to bring forward their "significant" car upgrade to this weekend's Styrian GP, although are still not expecting to challenge at the front due to an alarming straight-line speed disadvantage.
That was a very 'old school' race and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great wheel-to-wheel action (even a wheel falling off), lots of unpredictability and jeopardy, poor reliability with only 11 of the 20 starters seeing the chequered flag, and action and uncertainty all the way to the finish.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has admitted that leaving the Austrian GP empty-handed "feels pretty brutal" after Max Verstappen and Alex Albon both hit problems on a nightmare start to the team's F1 title quest.
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