All-new automobiles shall be launched subsequent yr after the present set of laws are lastly changed, having been initially scheduled for 2021 earlier than they have been pushed again due to the pandemic.
Regardless of the postponement, groups have been banned from growing their 2022 automobiles throughout 2020 with the intention to preserve prices underneath management so groups would not must work on two totally different initiatives on the identical time.
Alonso, who returned to Method 1 this yr, says early restrictions in what was allowed meant he was not an enormous a part of the event.
Requested how concerned he had been within the means of the 2022 automotive, he mentioned: “Not a lot, to be sincere.
“If I am sincere, then the event has been adopted by all of the designers, the simulations, the brand new laws have been too strict at the start so there have been a variety of clarification as to what we may do and never do with FIA and issues like that.
“It’s a unusual new undertaking for everyone, I really feel. Now from December and January we are going to begin the work within the simulator and hopefully our implication shall be slightly bit extra.”
Fernando Alonso, Alpine/Renault RS18 Mule
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The Spaniard, who completed 10th within the standings on his return to the collection, mentioned he had “excessive hopes” for Alpine’s new challenger.
“Extra energy on the straights and extra downforce within the corners that’s what we goal for subsequent yr, all drivers,” he mentioned of what he needs from the 2022 automotive.
“We’re robust in lots of areas we simply want a aggressive package deal out of the factories at Enstone and Viry. Now we have been working for a number of months now and we’ve excessive hopes however let’s examine in February.”
Alonso and team-mate Esteban Ocon are set to begin work within the simulator this week, and the Frenchman is anticipating this to be one in all his busiest winters.
“[This week] the mannequin shall be prepared within the simulator and that’s when we’re going to actually push arduous principally into there,” Ocon mentioned.
“Beginning to have suggestions from the 18-inch tyre that we’re going to run in Abu Dhabi and from there on it should be a really busy winter for certain, busier than every other winters have been most likely. “