It doesn’t take a genius to work out that Fernando Alonso isn’t entirely happy with the way Formula One is going and now the two-time champion has suggested he’ll leave the sport altogether if things don’t change.
A lot of drivers have been very vocal about how current rules and regulations don’t allow drivers to race flat-out like they used to and it’s particularly frustrating Fernando.
Asked about his future in F1 by Motorsport.com Alonso said: “I think that my biggest question is how I enjoy driving next year’s car; if the rules stay as they are now, and I have to save fuel, I have to save tyres, I have to drive 90 per cent and I cannot push in any of the laps, then next year will be my last year.”
The Spaniard also made a subtle dig at the state of current Formula One by sharing a video of him in action at the 2005 Belgian Grand Prix using the hashtag ‘PureF1.’
In recent months, Alonso has also been quoted in interviews saying he wants to win both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500 when he’s done with F1. Now that’d be a pretty cool “retirement”!