Alonso: "Unlike Dakar, I have nothing to prove in F1"

05-07-2019 19:29
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Alonso: Unlike Dakar, I have nothing to prove in F1

Fernando Alonso has had an illustrious career in motorsport, and the two-time Formula 1 World Champion believes he has nothing left to prove in the sport, as rumours surrounding a possible return to the series continue to swirl

Alonso parted ways with McLaren following their failure to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, a win at the event would have sealed Fernando Alonso's Triple Crown of motorsport. He retired from Formula 1 in 2018 but is reported to be considering a return if a competitive seat becomes available.

Alonso won the F1 World Championship in 2005 and 2006 but is adamant he has nothing left to prove in the sport and hinted a possible move to the Dakar Rally, a move which was also suggested by Carlos Sainz Sr.

"I would return if I wanted to," he told Spanish media.

"Everyone said last year that I would not leave if I had a competitive car, but now I'm leaving a competitive car that is first and second in each race.

"Unlike the Dakar or another category, I have nothing to prove in F1. I retired with 21-0 [qualifying record] over a teammate, which has never happened before.

"I didn't leave for competitiveness, but for the things, I like to do or to take impossible challenges that I try to make possible."

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