Alonso predicts that he will win more F1 titles before retiring
27 November, 2013
Fernando Alonso believes that he will eventually walk away from Formula 1 with more than two World Championship titles to his credit.
Speaking to the BBC Alonso said, “Inside, I am still thinking that when I retire I will have more than two [titles]. I don’t know how many, but I will have more than two.”
“If I cannot achieve that it will be a shame, it will be sad, because I had so many opportunities – but at the moment I am thinking we will have more opportunities and the next ones we will not lose any more,” admitted the Spaniard who won his two titles, back to back, in 2005 and 2006. At the time the wins broke Michael Schumacher and Ferrari’s five year reign.
The 32 year old added, “I still believe that I have many years in front of me to recover some of the Championships that I could have won probably, like 2010 and 2012. They are clearly examples.”
Since his F1 debut at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix, Alonso has started 216 grands prix of which he won 32. He has taken 95 podiums in total. (GP247)
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