Both Spanish F1 drivers Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso are disappointed not to see full grandstands at their home race.
The upcoming Spanish GP is obviously a very special weekend for two drivers – Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso. Unfortunately, they will not get to see as many fans as usual due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Both Ferrari and Alpine drivers were gutted about it.
“It’s always a special feeling. Racing here always bring a lot of good memories, and a lot of support from the fans. Unfortunately we don’t have them, we only have a limited number, which will be already welcome, but we are used to race here with more than 100,000 people,” Alonso said. This year’s race will be the first home race since 2018.
Sainz also added: “I’m always excited and always a bit more motivated when you are on your home soil, your home Grand Prix.”
“This year, a bit like last year, the vibe is different, not having the people there to support you. Not having the quick chats where the fans tell you something funny and you have a chance to talk to them.”
“I think in particular it’s different this year with the comeback of Fernando, and me being part of Ferrari. I think this Grand Prix would have been exciting with full grandstands. We will miss them, but hopefully they will support us from home and we can execute a good weekend,” Carlos Sainz said in the conclusion.