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F1 pundit reveals fresh worry over Alonso future

F1 pundit reveals fresh worry over Alonso future

F1 pundit reveals fresh worry over Alonso future

F1 pundit reveals fresh worry over Alonso future

Former F1 driver David Coulthard has warned that Fernando Alonso is seriously considering leaving the sport for a second time.

The 42-year-old hasn't won a race in a decade, but stormed back into contention last season with a number of impressive podium finishes.

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2024 is Alonso’s 21st season in the sport and he is out of contract with Aston Martin at the end of the year.

Alonso has been linked with a move to Mercedes to replace Lewis Hamilton and is also keen on staying at Aston Martin, but he has also hinted that retirement is another option he is considering.

Fernando Alonso is out of contract in 2024
Alonso is considering retirement along with links to Mercedes

Coulthard warns Alonso questioning his future

And Coulthard has warned that this is not mind games from the Spaniard and that he is ‘genuinely questioning’ in F1.

Speaking with the media after the race in Saudi Arabia, Alonso spoke out his future: “I enjoy racing, I love racing, it doesn’t matter if I am fighting for a win or for a podium or for P12.

“I dedicate myself 100% for a race and for a team. To do a commitment for the future, I need to make sure that I can give 100% to that team.

“If not, it would be [egotistical] just to sign, to be in Formula 1 just for fun. If I’m here, it’s because I want to do well. First of all, I need to speak with myself…”

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David Coulthard says the Spaniard is in doubt over his future

Reacting to these comments on Channel 4, Coulthard said: “It’s the first time I’ve ever heard him talk about whether he’s got the drive.

“Having a conversation with himself? I’m curious if he does it in front of a mirror or in an empty room!

“But Fernando is very strategic. But that doesn’t sound like he is sending a message to the paddock.

“For a moment, he is actually questioning himself.”

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