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Sport Rosberg compares Alonso’s return to Schumacher’s

20:50  01 june  2021
20:50  01 june  2021 Source:   planetf1.com

Mick out of Monaco qualifying after FP3 crash

  Mick out of Monaco qualifying after FP3 crash Haas has confirmed that Mick Schumacher will not be able to take part in Q1 at Monaco after a heavy crash in practice. © Getty Images Mick-Schumacher-crash Before the race weekend Haas boss Guenther Steiner had called for a clean Monaco GP, something which Schumacher ruled out after a brush with the barriers during Thursday practice. That was dismissed by the reigning F2 champion as simply part of the game around Monte Carlo, but he was in the wars again come FP3, and this time it has the potential to be far more costly. Mick Schumacher’in seansın son dakikalarında yaptığı kaza.#F1 | #MonacoGP pic.

2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg thinks comparisons can be drawn between Fernando Alonso’s comeback and Michael Schumacher’s return to Formula 1.

Nico Rosberg Michael Schumacher PA © Getty Images Nico Rosberg Michael Schumacher PA

There was a widespread feeling that Alonso would spearhead Alpine from the get-go in Formula 1 this season, but that has not materialised so far with the two-time World Champion openly admitting that it is going to take longer than he thought to adapt to the series again.

From the outside looking in, it is reminding Rosberg of when he partnered the legendary seven-time World Champion, Schumacher, at Mercedes, who returned three seasons after his initial retirement.

Haas issued team orders to let Mazepin pass Mick

  Haas issued team orders to let Mazepin pass Mick With Mick Schumacher nursing an engine issue, Haas ordered him to yield to team-mate Nikita Mazepin during the Monaco GP. © Getty Images Haas-PA This was by far Mazepin’s strongest Formula 1 weekend, making himself a real threat to Schumacher for the first time. Come race day though, Schumacher had an unfortunate period of engine gremlins, at which point Haas decided they needed to get Mazepin ahead. Schumacher obliged, with Mazepin stating the good relationship between them at Haas was on full display in that moment. “That’s how it happens sometimes in life,” he said, quoted by Motorsport-Magazin.

“The Alpine is not an easy car to control, and Alonso seems to struggle with it,” Rosberg is widely quoted as having told Sky F1.

“Every now and then we see these flashes of genius from Fernando Alonso, it reminds me a bit of Michael Schumacher when I was his stablemate at Mercedes during his comeback.

“It does have something to do with age. Fernando hasn’t been in Formula 1 for two years, and it’s going to take him a while to get back to his old self.”

a man talking on a cell phone: Fernando Alonso © Provided by PlanetF1 Fernando Alonso

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Alonso, meanwhile, has been particularly dismissive when his 39 years of age have been mentioned as he believes that is not a factor behind his early struggles at Alpine.

Rosberg and Hamilton clash in Extreme E, sort of…

  Rosberg and Hamilton clash in Extreme E, sort of… The second round of the Extreme E season took us back to the good old days as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton clashed. Sort of. © Getty Images Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton PA Team X44, Hamilton’s, were the dominant force across qualifying, but the opening semi-final belonged to Rosberg X Racing, though it was far from an easy ride. Abt Cupra, the final piece of the equation in this semi-final, enjoyed a terrific launch at the start through Mattias Ekstrom as the cars accelerated down the shoreline in Senegal.

He said: “The question about my age is repeated, but I’m not that old, so I’m a bit surprised that it keeps coming up.

“It’s not like the world champion, the man who dominates everything, is that much younger, he’s 35 or 36 himself. I’m not 20 years older than him.”

Alonso has since issued further reassurance in the build-up to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend that things are heading in the direction for him despite results suggesting otherwise.

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Alonso back in a ‘very competitive state’ .
Alpine executive director Marcin Budkowski believes that Fernando Alonso returned to competitive form at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. © Getty Images Fernando-Alonso-PA After inserting themselves in the battle at the front of the midfield in recent rounds, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was slightly more tricky with only Alonso making it through to Q3. The race did not bring a change of fortunates initially, as Esteban Ocon retired due to a “boost pressure loss” in the very early stages.

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