The Spanish Fernando Alonso He confessed that he considered leaving the F1 at the end of last season after another disastrous year with McLarenAlthough he ultimately decided that he couldn't end his career like that.
"Yes, I thought about the possibility of changing careers and leaving Formula 1", Alonso pointed out in an interview published by the magazine F1 Racing. “After racing in the Iny 500 last year, I played two Formula 1 Grand Prix, in Austria and Silverstone, and then I thought: 'Maybe next year I can try other series. I can fully dedicate myself to the Triple Crown and race Indy and Le Mans. Perhaps it is the best option '", Anadio. “But I felt that this was not the time to quit. Not right now, not after these results or with these feelings ”.
Alonso, Formula 1 world champion with Renault in 2005 and 2006, lived his last three seasons with McLaren with great frustration. So much so that the team allowed him last year not to run the Monaco Grand Prix to compete in the Indianapolis 500, where he retired after impressing with his piloting.
The 36-year-old Spaniard never hid that one of his dreams is to complete the Triple Crown, that is, to win the Monaco Grand Prix (something he already did in 2006 and 2007), the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 hours of Le Mans.
Alonso is confident that McLaren will make a leap in quality after abandoning Honda engines and using a Renault engine as of this season. “I want to be successful. For me the job is not finished with McLaren and I think the time has come for things to change. I'm sure of that".
The new Formula 1 season kicks off on March 25 in Australia. In preseason tests, McLaren had many reliability problems.