Alpine driver Fernando Alonso thinks Mercedes and Red Bull may not be the best teams in the future.

There are new changes coming to F1 in 2022, and they promise to shake up the sport. It will narrow down the grid by simplifying aerodynamics, allowing cars and drivers to overtake more.

Alonso believes that these changes would bring about more surprises to racing. He also went for a bold prediction that Mercedes and Red Bull will not be the top teams in the sport’s future.

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Fernando Alonso (front) recently displayed competitiveness in holding off a Mercedes. Source: express.co.uk

As reported by express.co.uk, Alonso said, “We are working on next year’s project, but it’s very early days and no one knows what the numbers are because you have nothing to compare against.

“We are all a little bit realistic and waiting for February, because we will see many surprises when the cars are uncovered for everyone. We will see different philosophies, we will see different ideas and will be time to be sharp and react if we see something interesting.

Closing the gap

“I think there is no guarantee, no feeling that you can put on the future on any team, basically. Probably even the top teams that are dominating the sport now, they are rightly concerned about the new rules and how they will interpret those cars.

“Eventually, you will see the same results for four or five years as we saw, a team that is dominant at the beginning of one set of rules, they seem to keep that advantage for year.  Everything gets closer and closer, but the same one is winning.

“Next year is going to be interesting, especially for the younger drivers, how they decide the future – because no one, no team has a guarantee that they will perform well,” he concluded.

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