“It wasn’t a championship we won because of a dominant car or by luck”– Fernando Alonso believes his championship wins were on his merit.
Fernando Alonso is undoubtedly among the greatest drivers Formula 1 has ever witnessed, and his two championship wins are the biggest testament to it.
The Spaniard is immensely proud of his towering achievements and claims them to be won on his merit instead of having the fastest cars or luck, something which has been common since the last 12 years in F1.
“Yes, that’s true”, he replies to the question of Agencia EFE whether indeed he could have had five or six world titles. “We have been champions twice and runners-up four times, three of them by less than three points,” explained the 39-year-old Asturian.
“Apart from those two championships, we fought to the last race for five or six years, and in that last race we were often still leading the championship for a large part.”
“I’m proud of that. That it wasn’t a championship we won because of a dominant car or by luck. I think we have always been a strong team that is not willing to give up in any circumstance.”
A project with Alpine
Alonso returned to the rebranded version of the team, with whom he won the two championships, and at the age of 39, he aims to fulfil a project he views with Alpine.
He believes that he can see a future with Alpine for at least 2023, and after that, he would consider whether to continue with F1 at that age or not.
In 2018, Alonso was believed to be done with F1; back then, he was with McLaren and received a magnificent send-off to his incredible career. After which, he had a two-year-long stint in IndyCar, and now he is back where he belonged.