“Maybe we can dream more”– Fernando Alonso hopes to stick with Formula 1 till 2024, as he sees a plan with Alpine in this stint.
Fernando Alonso after years of serving multiple teams in Formula 1 went for an IndyCar adventure, only to return after a couple of years to F1 with Alpine.
The second oldest driver on the grid believes that he can still give three more years to Alpine, as he sees him to realistically remain in F1 till 2024.
“Whenever I close my visor, for me at least, I want to be competitive and I like to do things right,” he said. “I like to maintain a high level of discipline and commitment.
“If it’s not here, I will also be playing a game of tennis in the afternoon with my friends. My level of commitment and sacrifice is like that. For me, whatever I do is 100 percent. Or I don’t do it.”
“I don’t know, I haven’t set it as a fixed goal, as an objective, yes or yes, that I have to achieve. Every time I put my visor down and go out on Sunday, I think it might be the Sunday I win.
“Even now, when I know it would be impossible, I go out with that mentality. Next year, in 2022, if everything comes together a bit and it’s tighter, maybe we can dream more. Maybe not.
“And if not, it wouldn’t be a disappointment either, and I would try to improve and evolve for 2023.”
My record will be blown
Alonso doesn’t have a good feeling about his record of most Grand Prix appearances, as asserts that the number of races each year has increased dramatically.
“The drivers are getting younger and younger and there are more and more Grand Prix per season,” he stated. “When I started there were 16 or 17, now there are 23. It’s normal that in fifteen or twenty years, all those grand Prix statistics will be blown up.”