Fernando Alonso "yet to decide" about F1 return but rules out 2020!

10-09-2019 08:45
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Fernando Alonso yet to decide about F1 return but rules out 2020!

Fernando Alonso says that he is "doing what I want to do" this year and rules out a return to F1 next season, but has not denied a potential return in 2021 is on the cards.

Ever since his retirement from F1 last year, there have been rumours of a return and the Spaniard has never really put those rumours to bed, so of course when he attended last weekend's Italian Grand Prix with McLaren, all the focus of the media was on one thing.

The two time F1 world champion has announced that his next challenge is the Dakar Rally, and he has been in the Namibian deserts training.

He told Spanish broadcaster Movistar: “I wanted to rest but I’m resting very little. Daytona, Le Mans, Indy and now this adventure in the dunes. Every week I am somewhere else, travelling a lot but having fun.”

I am yet to decide what I will do in 2020, let alone two years from now. I live in the present and this year I am doing what I want to do.”

“Everything went well apart from Indy, and next year I will try to continue to complete my challenges, which is a bit like motorsport from a different era.

“I did not feel like another year finishing seventh or eighth in Formula 1. Winning the world endurance championship, Le Mans, trying the triple crown, that felt more like me.”

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