Lewis Hamilton wouldn’t be capable to indulge his extravagant character and way of life if he raced a “normal car” in System 1.
That’s the view of former F1 driver Fernando Alonso, who thinks Hamilton is ready to match Michael Schumacher’s report seven titles in 2020.
“Hamilton can win his seventh,” he stated, earlier than evaluating the best way the 35-year-old Mercedes driver and Schumacher have been in a position to obtain their respective feats.
“Each have their own character,” Alonso informed La Gazzetta dello Sport in the course of the Dakar rally.
“Each of them dominated due to their automobiles, which allowed them to do what they wished outdoors of System 1.
“Michael had extra self-discipline and preparation. He was extra into the workforce dynamics. Lewis has a special character and way of life that will not be proper if he had a traditional automotive. His bosses wouldn’t be glad,” Alonso, 38, added.
As for his personal profession, Alonso is now overtly contemplating returning to System 1 in 2021. He revealed that he already had some talks about doubtlessly returning this 12 months.
“There were two or three situations with a few talks involving certain teams,” the Spaniard revealed. “We had contacts, nevertheless it was not the appropriate time.
“What I miss about System 1 is the precision work with the engineers and the optimisation across the races,” he stated, “but not the travelling, the consecutive races and only one team dominating.”
Alonso, who rolled his Toyota down a sand dune throughout Wednesday’s Dakar stage, stated he’ll allocate extra time to excited about 2021 after Could’s Indianapolis 500.
“This year I do not want to schedule anything after Indianapolis, but to think properly for 2021. I’m not too old to return but I want to reflect on whether I want to return to Formula 1 for some more years.”
As for his present challenges, Alonso stated: “The Dakar is a private problem. I wish to be quick in a raid automotive.
“It’s an journey, however profitable the 500 miles is a extra aggressive problem. Successful there’s my solely objective. I’m near being with the Andretti workforce.”