Spanish driver Fernando Alonso finished 15th in the official Abu Dhabi Grand Prix rehearsals and then hinted that it may not be his last race in Formula 1.
The two-time world champion, who will be replaced at McLaren next year by his compatriot Carlos Sainz Jr., announced a few months ago that he was leaving Formula 1, arguing that the sport had become very predictable.
But after an encouraging qualifying with the McLaren, the 37-year-old suggested that he might take a break to return to F1 in the future.
“We have been very competitive this weekend, we were pessimistic for Q1. Somehow we managed to get into Q2 and that’s good, ”said the Spaniard.
“My priorities are to finish the race and see the checkered flag. If we can be in the points it will be a dream. We are five places now, “he added.
Talking about his future, Alonso said: “I needed a break and I need to find something else to do. But then I’m open, maybe for another F1 season or elsewhere.
Alonso will race for McLaren in the United States next season when he tries to win the Indianapolis 500 and thus complete the Triple Crown of motorsport (consisting of the American event, the F1 Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans). Afp