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Alonso to race 'a very long time' in bid to become "most complete driver in motorsport ever"

Alonso to race 'a very long time' in bid to become "most complete driver in motorsport ever"

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Alonso to race 'a very long time' in bid to become "most complete driver in motorsport ever"

Alonso to race 'a very long time' in bid to become "most complete driver in motorsport ever"

Fernando Alonso has revealed a desire to continue racing for a "very long time" as he has set his sights on becoming "the most complete driver in motorsport ever".

Following a two-year break from F1, the 40-year-old Alonso has returned this season seemingly better than ever and proving that age is just a number.

Although it is 15 years since his last title triumph and eight years since he last won a grand prix, Alonso seems unperturbed by such statistics and instead is enjoying what life currently has to offer.

Over time, Alonso has also won Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship, while he has also competed in the Indy 500, the Daytona 24 Hours and Dakar Rally.

With his thirst for racing seemingly unquenchable at present, asked by GPFans Global as to how long he could continue in F1, Alonso replied: "I don't know.

"It's a difficult question because what I feel, maybe it sounds opposite to the people outside given how the sport and social media is in our world now.

"We seem to get confused about age and about a performance a sportsman can do. This is not the Tour of France, this is not the Olympic games, this is not football, where at 23 you are at the peak of your performance.

"If myself now raced me of 23 I would beat him with one hand. It's not [a fact that] the younger you are the quicker you are. This is not how it works, the watch in motorsport.

"There are people that want to see new names, they want to see new hopes, and they want to get rid of some of the normal names that they see every weekend.

"I see myself [racing for a] very long time. If it's in Formula 1, great. If it's not in Formula 1, I will try to pursue some of the remaining challenges outside Formula 1 to hopefully be the most complete driver in motorsport ever."

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Symanski

He's an above average driver, not the best. Nor the most complete when you look back at drivers who jumped from series to series. Neither is he the cleanest by always crowding others who try to overtake him out, or leaving it to them if they have an "accident".

Look back on the days of Jackie Stewart where they moved from different types of motor racing.

You could argue that Juan Pablo Montoya is more complete, with just LeMans to do for the triple crown that Alonso courts so much.

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He's an above average driver, not the best. Nor the most complete when you look back at drivers who jumped from series to series. Neither is he the cleanest by always crowding others who try to overtake him out, or leaving it to them if they have an "accident".

Look back on the days of Jackie Stewart where they moved from different types of motor racing.

You could argue that Juan Pablo Montoya is more complete, with just LeMans to do for the triple crown that Alonso courts so much.

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