Fernando Alonso Not Retiring: Former Formula 1 champ Alonso’s BIG-PLEDGE, ‘will stay in F1 for another 2-3 years’

Fernando Alonso Not Retiring – Fernando Alonso Future Plans: The veteran driver Fernando Alonso who drives for Alpine has no plans of…

Fernando Alonso Not Retiring: Former Formula 1 champ Alonso’s BIG-PLEDGE, ‘will stay in F1 for another 2-3 years’
Fernando Alonso Not Retiring: Former Formula 1 champ Alonso’s BIG-PLEDGE, ‘will stay in F1 for another 2-3 years’

Fernando Alonso Not Retiring – Fernando Alonso Future Plans: The veteran driver Fernando Alonso who drives for Alpine has no plans of retirement from Formula 1. Fernando who is 40 years old is the oldest driver present on the grid. He has won two Formula 1 title with Renault in 2005 and 2006. But the former champion for now is not RETIRING. Follow Formula 1 News updates on Insidesport.IN.

Fernando said, “I think that 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 am enjoying Formula 1 a lot.”

“I enjoy racing, I am enjoying all the things because Formula 1 is not only the activity on the track, you have a lot of activities off the track and I also enjoy them, 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: Former Formula 1 champ Alonso’s BIG-PLEDGE, ‘will stay in F1 for another 2-3 years’

Formula 1 News updatesFernando Alonso Future Plans: Alonso has had a good start to the 2022 season having racked up two points from the first two races.

But, he was forced to retire his car in the latter part of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix due to a power issue.

Since the retirement of Kimi Raikkonen at the end of the last season. Fernando Alonso is now the oldest driver present on the grid. He is now 40 years old and believes that age is not at all a disadvantage.

Alonso added, “I have never felt that it was a disadvantage to be a little older, I carry with me more experience and more knowledge.”

Fernando Alonso Not Retiring: Former Formula 1 champ Alonso’s BIG-PLEDGE, ‘will stay in F1 for another 2-3 years’
Fernando Alonso Not Retiring: Fernando Alonso had to retire his car from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix due to a power issue.

Fernando Alonso Big Record Calling? Most F1 Race Starts: Alonso is also nearing the record of the most race starts as he has 338 to his name.

Kimi Raikkonen is leading this record with 349 race starts. By the time he retires, the record surely will be in his name.

Fernando Alonso F1 Records:

  • Fernando’s first win in Formula 1 came at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2003. His last race win was at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2013.
  • In the year 2003, he made a move to Renault where he enjoyed his time by winning two F1 titles.
  • He then made a move to McLaren in the year 2007 where his teammate was Lewis Hamilton. Alonso finished third in the Drivers standings that year. The year 2008 and 2009 saw him again make a move to Renault.
  • The breakthrough came in the year 2010 when he was signed by none other than Ferrari. The most successful team in the sport. The year 2012 and 2013, he came agonizingly close to winning the title as he finished second.
  • In 2015, Alonso decided to join McLaren and he was there till 2018.
  • He had a rough time there and then came the big news. In 2018, Alonso decided to leave the sport as he became disheartened with the sport.

However, his return to the sport was a question of when and with which team. In the year 2021, he decided to join hands with Alpine where he will partner with Esteban Ocon. He plans to race for ‘at least two or three more years.’

 

Fernando further added, “I think we still need four or five races to make any judgement. 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 the last few years. And we think it is time to change this and dream big.”

“I think that we have the talent, the research, the organisation. It’s a matter of time. We don’t know if it will come in two years, three, five or seven. Let’s hope it’s as soon as possible, I’m not going to drive forever.”

It’s clear for now BABY-FACED Alonso is determined and wants to continue for few more years in the sport.

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