While Fernando Alonso has not but given up on his pursuit to win a 3rd F1 title, he has revealed his huge plans for what he’ll do as soon as he ends his illustrious profession in the game. The 42-year-old has one final racing accolade that he has his eyes on and desperately needs to attain.
While in dialog with GQ Spain, Alonso explained (as quoted by Sports Illustrated), “When I retire from Formula 1, I’d like to return to the Dakar. Trying to win the Dakar Rally is a transparent aim in my thoughts. It would full me, make me completely satisfied and I believe it might depart an nearly unprecedented legacy. Winning in Formula 1, Endurance and rallying would full the proper circle of a racing driver“.
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Alonso is thought to be one of many biggest F1 drivers in the historical past of the game. Ever since he made his debut with Minardi in 2001, the Spaniard has gone on to amass two world championships and an entire host of respect with the performances he’s put in through the years.
The indisputable fact that he’s nonetheless in the game at 42 speaks volumes of his expertise. What’s extra, he’s not in it to only race round in circles.
He’s right here to win once more regardless of age not being on his aspect. However, regardless of all of the F1 glory to his title, Dakar is one occasion that also evades his listing of heroics.
Fernando Alonso has unfinished enterprise at Dakar
The final time Fernando Alonso tried to sort out the Dakar Rally was again in 2020 when he raced for Toyota. However, 100 miles into the race, Alonso crashed and suffered from a devastating damaged suspension. Just like that, his Dakar dream was shattered. That’s precisely why Alonso needs to re-enter the rally to proper the wrongs of his previous enterprise.
Dakar could also be on the highest of Alonso’s listing. However, the Spanish racing ace plans to maintain racing in completely different disciplines for an extended, very long time to come back.
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Moreover, Alonso also can grow to be solely the second driver after Graham Hill to win motorsport’s revered triple crown. Alonso has already achieved victories on the Monaco GP, and the 24 Hrs of Le Mans. Now, all that is still is the Indy500 to finish the set.