Fernando Alonso it’s found prepared to perform the test at the Bahrain circuit on Wednesday and Thursday. The Spaniard cannot get into this year’s car, as he did it a month ago at the Barcelona circuit with the team Renault. However, this week you can get into the 2018 car that was owned by Carlos Sainz.
The Spanish gave an interview to the British media Sky Sports, and assured that he does not expect to retire anytime soon. The contract that binds him to the Renault team is for at least two years, and according to the results, he can renew one more season, so he will compete until he is 41 years old at least. However, Alonso believes that age will not be a problem.
The Spaniard assured that during the last year he was in contact with several teams of the Formula 1 to return, but at no time do I doubt his decision. “I spoke with some teams, but Renault was always the preferred option,” said Alonso. In addition, he confirmed that the negotiations with the French team were thorough after Daniel Ricciardo went out to Mclaren next year.
On the other hand, Alonso gave the reasons for his choice for Renault. “They were the preferred option for two reasons. One, in terms of expectations and building something from mid-board to the top, it’s very attractive. And second because I know everyone on the team. I know passion. It is the third time that I come here and I knew that here I would feel at home “, he added.
Age is not an impediment
For the last years of his career, Alonso hopes to be at the highest level and that age is not an impediment to being up. I don’t think I am aiming for a certain result before stopping. I think in motorsport, the timer tells you when it’s time to stop, not the age. I hope the stopwatch is on my side in the next few years, “he concluded.