Fernando Alonso’s 7 Year Journey Back To The F1 Podium

After what felt like an eternally long 7 year wait, Fernando Alonso was finally back on the F1 podium at Qatar, for the first time since a P3 at the Hungaroring. To put this into perspective, the last time Alonso was among the podium finishers, Max Verstappen was yet to earn his F1 super license, Lewis Hamilton was a meagre one time World Champion, and Lando Norris was yet to drive a single-seater racing car. But why has it taken a driver of Alonso’s talent, 7 years to retake the podium steps?

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How Sprint Races Affect Team Strategy

The introduction of sprint races has been long coming. However, their implementation for this season is rather conservative and to the average viewer, so is the concept of a sprint race. At the end of the day, it’s just a 100km race right? Well there’s no yes or no answer to that, so let’s look at what aspects of a homogeneous Grand Prix weekend are most affected by sprint qualifying.

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