Alonso not giving up as Red Bull marches on
Alonso and Ferrari have new upgrades for India, but after the first day's practice it is still Red Bull that is in control - of the timesheets at least. Mark Hughes runs through the first day's form at the Buddh International Circuit
Fernando Alonso's comments during his English language press gathering on Thursday in India were fairly bland - as apparently were those in his Spanish session. But in Italian he seemed determined to send a message to the team.
The essence of his statement was that, in the past few races, Ferrari has tended to talk about its new parts from Monday through until Thursday, then fit them to the car, find no improvement and take them back off. This was, he said, in stark contrast to the team doing the winning at the moment, which says nothing, but constantly puts new development parts on the car that stay on because they work.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have been evenly matched so far in the 2021 Formula 1 title race. Neither has been afraid to get aggressive against each other on track, teeing up an enthralling contest as the year unwinds. But is their rivalry destined to end in broken shards of carbon fibre?
OPINION: Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have recovered from their pre-season woes to take three wins from the opening four races of 2021. But each time Red Bull and Max Verstappen have pushed them hard. So, what clues did the latest round of that battle – the Spanish Grand Prix – tease about the next stage of the season?
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