Fernando Alonso has given his strongest hint yet that he is interested in returning to Formula 1 – possibly for the game’s rules overhaul.
Alonso is back at the paddock in the GP this weekend before stepping at the end of last year, at his continuing role as an ambassador for McLaren, who he drove for in F1.
The Spaniard has since competed in various other motorsport types, winning the World Endurance Championship in June and creating a second attempt. He’s presently examining in preparation for a debut.
However, the speculation about a yield to F1 is not far away from the 38-year-old former world champion.
And requested by Sky Sports F1’s Rachel Brookes when his plan was to return to the entire tournament one day, Alonso responded:”Maybe.”
Sky F1’s Italian GP TV occasions
The Hottest Martin Brundle pillar
Watch the race on NOW TV for #9.99
Pressed on whether he’d want to return next year, Alonso added:”Let us see. I need to come up with a couple of unique challenges out of Formula 1 which I want to finish. They are not yet completed, like the Indy 500 and another stuff.
“2021 together with all the new regulations, I think it’s a fantastic mix which we’re able to find there and perhaps a different Formula 1 than what we find today.
“The reasons why I abandoned Formula 1 final year are still existing today with domination onto a clear team and the races that a bit too predictable, however 2021 these things could be changed and perhaps it is a fantastic opportunity there.”
Asked when he was talking to any teams, a grinning Alonso replied:”Consistently”
The 2005 and 2006 world champion is regarded as one the very talented F1 drivers of all time, even though it remains difficult to see where Alonso can return in future.
The Spaniard confessed the move to a calendar from season could be something to think about.
“22 races is non-stop, it is rather demanding. Let’s see – I am getting old!” Additional.
Don’t miss the GP this weekend Sky Sports F1. Learn More here to subscribe