Alonso dismisses claims he is a self-centered driver

08-12-2019 16:15
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Alonso dismisses claims he is a self-centered driver

Fernando Alonso may not have raced in Formula 1 for over a year, but the Spaniard continues to make the headlines. The Spaniard has insisted he is not a self-centred driver.

Alonso won two World Championships during his F1 career, in successive years in 2005 and 2006. The Spaniard won both titles whilst at Renault but went on to have spells with Ferrari before retiring with McLaren in 2018. 

Alonso is also close to completing the Triple Crown, only needing the Indy 500 title, to add to his Monaco Grand Prix and Le Mans victories. 

The two-time World Champion has shrugged off suggestions he is a self-centred driver, citing the incidents at Ferrari this season as evidence.

“I think the reputation is always one thing and the facts are different," Alonso said at the FIA Prize Gala.

“When you see crashing team-mates, and things like that, as we saw this year and you see every year between team-mates, and then my images, you will see the slipstream [I gave] at Monza and slipstream in Spa.

“I know these collaborations. So when we talk about reputation, it is better if we look at the facts.”

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