Alonso – ‘Everything in Formula One is a Comedy’

Ryan Ashenhurst
Ryan Ashenhurst
Ryan Ashenhurst
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Despite the tragedy that is the second coming of McLaren Honda, Fernando Alonso believes that a number of plot-twists, incidents and controversial moments has turned the spectacle of the sport into a sketch show that only exists in his mind. 

Alonso said,

“Everything in Formula One is a comedy.

Nothing is really serious, so it’s definitely not a drama. It’s like one of those comedies where you get hit and in the next episode you’re back to normal; Jim Carrey would do well in F1, he’s always joking around.”

– Fernando Alonso

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In the next episode of Formula One, Fernando will be hoping to see a reduction in the power deficit that Honda are yet to fully optimize. Spa is a track that demands more full-throttle than most. Hopefully Alonso will be laughing at the end of the weekend.

The Spanish veteran looks to have another year with the Woking-based squad, and is hoping that the 2017 technical regulations will send ripples of pure laughter and elation around his garage. He said,

“I hope to feel the ‘wow’ factor that should come with the rule changes next year, with wider, faster tyres. My goal remains the third world title, whilst also being in much more exciting and quicker races.”

– Fernando Alonso

SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 14: Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda in the Paddock during previews to the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 14, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA – APRIL 14: Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda in the Paddock during previews to the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 14, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The cars next year should provide the drivers and the audience with less Sunday drive coasting. Surely the real element of comedy is that Fernando believes that McLaren Honda can produce a title-winning car for 2017. It’s not impossible, just very unlikely.