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Fernando Alonso does not believe his age is a limiting factor in his performances, and has argued that he is in better physical condition than many of his rivals. 

The Spaniard was asked if the French GP was a difficult physically, but he made clear to de.motorsport.com that this was not the case:

"Not at all, and that's probably why I'm in P6. I was faster at the beginning and also at the end. The young drivers are not as well prepared [physically]."

Although some have raised questions about age being a limitation for the 40-year-old, these questions are often detached from the reality of Alonso's performances on track. 

When discussing Alpine's battle with McLaren, Alonso admitted the fight for fourth could last until the final round:

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"I think the McLarens were very fast this weekend, and they will be very fast all season, so the battle for the constructors' championship will probably go as far as Abu Dhabi.

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"For us it was probably the maximum [finishing P6]. I mean, I had a good start from P7 to P5, but after that, you go back to your actual position on lap three or four."

Alonso demonstrated Alpine's ability to score vital points when they avoid reliability issues and operational mistakes, finishing as the best of the rest ahead of the McLaren duo. 

The Double World Champion has scored points in the last seven races, even amidst mechanical issues, so he will undoubtedly play a crucial role in Alpine's battle against McLaren.

On the other side of the garage, Esteban Ocon has proven capable of consistently scoring good points this season in his 1522.

With Alonso showing no signs of slowing down, the French squad is on track to have their best finish in the constructors since 2018 (as Renault).