Fernando Alonso has revealed why he decided to come back to the world of F1 this season, competing for the Alpine F1 team – formerly Renault.
Fernando returns to the grid following a two-year break, marking his return to the outfit with which he claimed his two Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championships in 2005 and 2006.
Speaking to Sky Sports this afternoon, the Alpine driver said;
“I think the main thing, why I’m here and I’m back because I felt that I was at my best in the last couple of years, last couple of months,” said Alonso.
“I felt like I was driving better than ever and I had to make a decision on what was the next challenge after Le Mans, Indy, Dakar, all the things that I’ve tried.
“I felt that being at my best now, maybe Formula 1 was the place to be and then I have time in the future to rethink some of the challenges that were not completed. So that’s the main thing – I felt I had something to do here again.”
Speaking about his potential to win races this season, Alonso added: “I think you need a few more things than just your motivation or your beliefs.
“You need a package, you need a lap, you need momentum.
“It’s something we want to build with the new Alpine name and with the team.
“I cannot guarantee that, but we will fight for those wins and those championships in the future if we do the things that we have in our head.
“But we are not racing alone.”