Fernando Alonso has given his strongest hint yet that he’s interested in returning to Formula 1 – potentially in 2021 for the sport’s principles reform.
Alonso is back at the paddock in the GP this weekend at his role as an ambassador for McLaren, that last drove for in F1 before stepping away by a race seat in the conclusion of last season.
The Spaniard has competed in several motorsport categories, winning the World Endurance Championship in June and creating another effort. He is currently examining in the Dakar Rally in January in preparation for a introduction.
But the speculation of a racing return to F1 is never far away from your world champion.
And asked by Sky Sports F1’s Rachel Brookes if his strategy was to go back to the world championship one day, Alonso responded:”Maybe.”
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Pressed on whether he would want to go back next year, Alonso added:”Let’s see. I want to come up with a couple of distinct challenges out of Formula 1 which I want to complete. They aren’t yet finished, such as another stuff and the Indy 500.
“2021 using the new regulations, I personally think it is a fantastic mix which we’re able to find there and perhaps a different Formula 1 in what we see today.
“The reasons why I left Formula 1 final year are still existing today with domination onto a clear team and the races a bit too predictable, but 2021 these items could be changed and maybe it’s a good chance there.”
Asked when he had been talking to any teams, a smiling Alonso replied:”Always.”
Although it remains hard to see where Alonso can return in future, the 2005 and 2006 world champion is regarded as one the very gifted drivers of all time.
The Spaniard also confessed that the move to a 22-race calendar from season would be a thing to consider.
“22 races is nonstop, it is quite demanding. Let us see – I’m getting old!” Additional.
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