Fernando Alonso, the seasoned Formula One driver currently with Aston Martin, has recently opened up about his career goals for the future, shedding light on what he envisions post-retirement from the world of Formula One.
With the ongoing buzz surrounding the potential retirement of the 42-year-old Spanish driver, it’s worth noting that Alonso, despite being the oldest driver on the grid, shows no signs of slowing down. His passion for racing and relentless pursuit of excellence continue to drive him forward.
While Formula One has been his primary domain since his debut in 2001, Alonso has demonstrated his versatility by venturing into other racing categories. In addition to his two Formula One World Championships, he has secured victories in the World Endurance Championship and triumphed at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
One noteworthy excursion from his Formula One career was his participation in the grueling Dakar Rally in 2020, where he impressed by finishing in the 13th position. Alonso also dabbled in IndyCar, showcasing his adaptability to different racing disciplines, although his best finish in the series was 21st.
In an interview with GQ Spain in anticipation of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the two-time champion delves into his thoughts on the life that awaits him post-retirement from Formula One. Elaborating further, he shared:
“When I retire from Formula 1, I would love to return to the Dakar.
“Trying to win the Dakar Rally is a clear goal in my career.
“It would complete me, make me happy and I think it would leave an almost unprecedented legacy.
“Winning in Formula 1, Endurance and rallying would complete the perfect circle of a racing driver.”
What sets Alonso apart is his unwavering dedication and adaptability. Aston Martin’s surprising performance at the beginning of the 2023 season has injected a new lease of life into the veteran driver. With the prospect of his 33rd career win within reach, Alonso’s enthusiasm remains undiminished. Despite some setbacks faced by the Silverstone-based team, Alonso remains resolute in his commitment to extending his remarkable legacy in the world of Formula One.
As the racing world watches with anticipation, Fernando Alonso continues to defy expectations and push the boundaries of his career. Whether it’s Formula One, endurance racing, or the challenges of the Dakar Rally, Alonso’s determination knows no bounds. Only time will tell what exciting adventures lie ahead for this iconic driver.