After a one-year delay F1 will introduce a brand-new set of rules that includes vehicles that generate extra downforce from the ground and are subsequently extra racy and fewer reliant on clear air.
That overhaul signifies that groups have shifted focus to 2022 sooner than regular, having to successfully begin from a clear slate.
The rule modifications, together with F1’s reducing price range cap of $140 million, supply a possibility for the pecking order to vary.
Alonso says he has no info but on how subsequent yr’s Alpine automotive will prove however thinks we’ll see some surprises when vehicles are first unveiled.
Fernando Alonso, Alpine A521
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“We’re engaged on subsequent yr’s venture nevertheless it’s very early days and nobody is aware of what the numbers are, as a result of you don’t have anything to match in opposition to,” the double world champion stated.
“So, we’re all slightly bit reasonable and ready for February as a result of we’ll see many surprises when the vehicles are uncovered for everybody.
“We are going to see completely different philosophies, we’ll see completely different concepts and might be time to be sharp and react if we see one thing attention-grabbing.”
Whereas observers have identified that prime groups Mercedes and Pink Bull are nonetheless finest positioned to profit from 2022’s ruleset, Alonso believes there are not any ensures for any group to get it proper, and that groups who do get forward could be arduous to catch for the competitors.
“I believe there isn’t any assure, no feeling you could placed on the long run on any group, mainly,” Alonso stated.
“In all probability even the highest groups which might be dominating the game now, they’re rightly involved in regards to the new guidelines and the way they may interpret these vehicles.
“What you see subsequent yr within the first couple of races is the primary yr of that set of rules. Finally, you will notice the identical outcomes for 4 or 5 years as we noticed, a group that’s dominant in the beginning of 1 algorithm, they appear to maintain that benefit for yr; every little thing will get nearer and nearer, however the identical one is profitable.
“So subsequent yr goes to be attention-grabbing, particularly for the youthful drivers, how they resolve the long run. As a result of nobody, no group has a assure that they may carry out properly.”