Aston Martin driver Fernando Alonso has found himself in the midst of a whirlwind of speculation regarding his Formula 1 future. The 42-year-old Spanish racing icon recently took issue with the F1 media, accusing them of spreading false rumors about his impending retirement. Alonso, known for his tenacity on the track, did not mince words when he addressed the matter, declaring, “there are consequences” for those responsible for such baseless rumors.
The rumors in question began to circulate immediately following the Mexican Grand Prix, where whispers of Alonso’s impending retirement took center stage. However, the veteran driver swiftly quashed these speculations, citing his contractual commitment to Aston Martin, which binds him to the team until the end of 2024.
Despite his unequivocal clarification, Alonso’s frustration has grown as media outlets continued to fan the flames of uncertainty regarding his future in Formula 1. Speaking to the press during a press conference leading up to the Brazilian Grand Prix, journalist Julianne Cerasoli reported that Alonso sternly warned those responsible for perpetuating misinformation.
At present, the origins of the rumor remain shrouded in mystery. Many initially pointed fingers at a cryptic tweet from Spanish journalist Albert Fabrega, who cryptically wrote on Sunday night, “I don’t want to believe the rumor that they have told me now in the paddock. No.”
“I respect those of you who have been here for years, are professionals, do your job.
“These rumours are coming from people who are not in this room, who are just doing this for fun. But there are consequences.”
Fabrega, however, declined to provide any further details or hints regarding the nature of the rumor, leaving the Formula 1 community in suspense for three long days. Only then did he clarify that the rumor had “nothing to do with driver exchanges between teams or withdrawals.”
In addition to the retirement rumors surrounding Alonso, another report began to gain traction, suggesting that Red Bull might be preparing a seat for the talented Aston Martin driver. However, no official confirmation or details have emerged regarding this speculation.
“For now, no.
“I know I’m in the closing part of my career, but for now, I don’t see it. I don’t have a date to put an end to my career.”