Fernando Alonso not retiring – Fernando Alonso’s future plans: Veteran driver Fernando Alonso, who drives for Alpine, has no intention of retiring from Formula 1. Fernando, who is 40, is the oldest driver on the grid. He won two Formula 1 titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006. But the former champion for now is not retiring Follow Formula 1 News updates on Insidesport.IN.
Ferdinand said, “I think at least two or three years you will see me here. I won’t drive forever. I still have a lot to offer. Right now, I’m enjoying Formula 1 a lot.”
“I love racing, I enjoy all things because Formula 1 is not just the activity on the track, you have a lot of activity off the track and I enjoy those too, so I think that at least two or three years I hope you see me around here.
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Fernando Alonso not retiring: BIG-PLEDGE of ex-Formula 1 champion Alonso ‘will stay in F1 for another 2-3 years’
Formula 1 news updates – Fernando Alonso’s future plans: Alonso has had a strong start to the 2022 season after picking up two points from the first two races.
But, he was forced to abandon his car in the last part of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix due to a power problem.
Since the abandonment of Kimi Raikkonen at the end of last season. Fernando Alonso is now the oldest driver on the grid. He is now 40 and does not think age is a disadvantage at all.
Alonso added, “I never felt it was a disadvantage to be a bit older, I bring more experience and more knowledge with me.”
Fernando Alonso calls a big record? Most F1 race starts: Alonso is also approaching the record for most race starts as he has 338 to his name.
Kimi Raikkonen leads this record with 349 race starts. By the time he retires, the record will surely be in his name.
Fernando Alonso’s F1 records:
- Fernando’s first Formula 1 victory came at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2003. His last race victory was at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2013.
- In 2003 he moved to Renault where he enjoyed his time winning two F1 titles.
- He then moved to McLaren in 2007 where his teammate was Lewis Hamilton. Alonso finished third in the drivers’ standings that year. The years 2008 and 2009 saw him move again to Renault.
- The breakthrough came in 2010 when he was signed by none other than Ferrari. The most successful team in sport. The year 2012 and 2013, he came terribly close to winning the title by finishing second.
- In 2015 Alonso decided to join McLaren and he stayed there until 2018.
- He had a tough time there, and then came the big news. In 2018, Alonso decided to quit the sport as he was discouraged by the sport.
However, his return to the sport was a matter of when and with which team. In 2021, he decides to join forces with Alpine where he will join forces with Esteban Ocon. He plans to run for ‘at least two or three more years.’
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Fernando added, “I think we still need four or five races to judge. There is still a lot to do. I think the mentality changed a lot last year. Renault has been struggling in the middle class for a few years. And we think it’s time to change that and dream big.
“I think we have the talent, the research, the organization. It’s a question of time. We don’t know if it will happen in two, three, five or seven years. Hopefully it’s as soon as possible, I won’t be driving forever.
It’s clear for now BABY-FACED Alonso is determined and wants to continue a few more years in the sport.
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