In an interview with the French newspaper L'Equipe, the Spanish Fernando Alonso He confessed that he should have left the F1 in 2015 or 2016 and not wait for 2018, when he decided to make a hiatus in the category that had him as champion in 2005 and 2006.
His analysis had a lot to do with his second stage in McLaren, where things didn't turn out as well as he hoped from the Woking team's association with Honda.
Alonso returned to the English team after four years with Ferrari, where he came to fight for the title. With McLaren he had more bitterness than happiness, mainly in his first two years. Who does not remember his "GP2 engine", the phrase with which he defined the performance of the Japanese power unit ...
“I should have left in 2015 or 2016 and tried the Dakar and the Resistance. I already had it in mind in 2015, but I had to mature it a bit. Maybe it was too much ”, affirmed the Asturian, that after leaving the F.1 he ran the rally Dakar Rally in 2019 and got two scepters in the Wec.
“I have no regrets. No regrets. None. Perhaps in any case it is to have retired too late. I should have left Formula 1 earlier. Now it's easy to say, but I shouldn't have waited until 2018 ”, Nano finished.
After trying his luck in other disciplines, Alonso returned to F.1 in 2021 with Alpine with the expectation of fighting for victory again in 2022, when the Máxima releases a new technical regulation.