Fernando Alonso reveals WHEN he will make decision on future after F1 return hints

April 9 2019 , 1:34 pm

Alonso is currently gearing up for next month’s Indianapolis 500 as he seeks to win the final race of the Triple Crown set.

But he has maintained close ties to the world of F1 he left behind last year after yet another disappointing season.

Fernando Alonso is an ambassador for McLaren, who are providing the car for his exploits on the other side of the Atlantic.

And he has even tested for them in order to help develop the car Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz are driving in 2019.

Alonso has been tipped to return to F1 one day having dropped a series of hints over a potential comeback.

The Spaniard has put the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari on red alert by revealing he would drive for a top team.

He’s also pointed to F1 veteran Kimi Raikkonen, two years his elder, to prove time is still on his side.

Alonso is willing to keep his fans waiting his decision though, with a timeframe having been set by the 37-year-old.

“At the moment I am focusing on Spa, Indianapolis and Le Mans and until July I will not consider anything about the future,” Alonso said.

Alonso will turn his attention to winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans once again after competing in the Spa Six Hours endurance race and Indianapolis 500 in May.

However, he has suggested he will only race in one series in 2020 – with supporters hoping that will be F1.

“The idea is not to change around so many times, because you lose the perfection you need to succeed in a great specialty,” Alonso said.

Alonso’s retirement from F1 and the decision to axe Stoffel Vandoorne opened the door for Norris and Sainz at McLaren.

And it is Norris who has grabbed the opportunity with both hands, finishing in 12th and sixth at the first two races of the season respectively.

The young Brit will be looking to make an impression once again when the Chinese Grand Prix takes place on Sunday.

Sainz, meanwhile, will simply be hoping to complete the race having recorded two did not finishes so far this year.


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