To prepare for his 2021 return to Formula 1, Fernando Alonso has been spending time at the Renault F1 team factory in Enstone. He toured the offices, spent time in the new simulator, and got reacquainted with the team he won F1 World Championships with in 2005 & 2006.
Surprising pictures emerged, showing a Formula 1 champion getting his hands dirty, working on his racing seat, reminding many of Kimi Raikkonen. In 2019, Kimi was photographed in the Alfa Romeo garage sanding and shaping his race seat, with the caption “I didn’t go to school for nothing.”
Daniel Demaras is on his 6th racing seat of 2020. The handling of the kart when the seat is low in the frame just feels right. Raise up the seat even a few millimeters, and the kart starts “two-wheeling” in the corners. Thanks to super-tuner Cale Mead, a fiberglass repair kit and a couple cans of Bud Light, Daniel will have enough seats to last through the end of the 2020 season.