Fernando Alonso hasn’t won a Formula One World Championship in 15 years, but the Alpine driver isn’t giving up hope of winning another.
Fernando Alonso believes that winning a third Formula One World Championship would be beneficial to his legacy and convey a positive message to future generations.
In 2005 and 2006, the Spaniard won back-to-back titles, but he has yet to win a third. After returning to the sport after a two-year hiatus this season, Alonso has demonstrated that he still has speed, and he believes that if he can win another title, it will show younger fans what can be accomplished regardless of age.
“It would mean a lot in terms of maybe a legacy,” Alonso told the podcast.
“After my career, finishing Formula 1, [it would show] how to always push to the limit, always try to find the excellence in things you do. Having a very high discipline in the way you do races, the way you approach racing.
“It doesn’t matter if you are 19, or it doesn’t matter if you are 42 or 43. It’s a way of living, and a full dedication to the sport.
“That probably is the biggest thing if I win a third championship, that kind of legacy and message for future generations.”
Not “desperate” for third title
While Alonso recognizes the significance of a third World Championship, he insists that it is not something he is “desperate” to achieve.
“It would mean a lot, for sure,” Alonso explained. “But I don’t know, it’s not that I’m desperate to get it and that [it] will change my whole career, or it will change my way of seeing the sport.”
But that’s not to mean Alonso has given up hope of accomplishing his goal.
“I’m a competitive person, [in] everything I do,” the 40-year-old said.
“So I’m really looking forward to the third championship and I will do what is in my hands and even more in the next coming years [to achieve it].”
At the last Qatar Grand Prix, Alonso earned his first podium finish in Formula One in seven years, and he is presently ranked 10th in the 2021 World Championship standings.
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