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Revealed: Why Fernando Alonso Plans to do Helmet Swap with ALL F1 Drivers This Year

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Revealed: Why Fernando Alonso Plans to do Helmet Swap with ALL F1 Drivers This Year

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso has stated that he wants to swap the helmets with every driver on the grid this year for his museum. He had previously swapped helmets with Sebastian Vettel, George Russell, and Nikita Mazepin. Alonso has now swapped helmets with Williams driver Nicholas Latifi.

Ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix* at the weekend, the Spaniard strolled down to the pit lane to swap helmets with the Canadian driver. Fernando mentioned, after swapping the helmet, that he wants to swap helmets with every driver on the grid this year. He wants to keep all the helmets of the drivers in his museum.

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Now I’m freer in a way to enjoy every weekend here: Alonso

According to Autosport.com, Alonso stated he left Formula 1 because he had other challenges such as Daytona, Le Mans, and IndyCar on his mind. He also believed after 18 years in F1, it became too demanding for him.

Until I was not doing those challenges, I thought that I was losing time in F1, some of the last seasons before ’18. So once those challenges were completed, now I’m freer in a way to enjoy every weekend here,” said Alonso.

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Fernando Alonso feels motivated again working with Alpine

Alonso returned to the sport earlier this year to race for the newly branded Alpine team. The former world champion had previously driven for them when they were Renault and won both his titles with the team. He also mentioned that he is enjoying working with the French team.

Fernando Alonso at the French GP
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 18, 2021, Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during practice REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

You know what atmosphere we have now, what motivation we have in the team in Enstone, in Viry – the hard work that everyone is putting in, how we approach every weekend, how we approach the little success that we have some weekends, and how we approach the bad moments in some other weekends. We are all united in the same direction, and this feels very good every week,” said Alonso.

Alonso is currently 11th in driver’s standings with 17 points to his name. What do you think? How will you rate Alonso’s comeback with Alpine? Comment below to let us know.

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