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Will Fernando Alonso return to F1?


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Poll: The annual what will Alonso be doing next year poll (295 member(s) have cast votes)

Will Fernando Alonso return to F1?

  1. Yes (44 votes [14.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.92%

  2. No (251 votes [85.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 85.08%

Would you like to see Alonso back in F1?

  1. Yes (146 votes [49.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 49.49%

  2. No (69 votes [23.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.39%

  3. Not bothered (80 votes [27.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.12%

What will Alonso be doing in 2020? (I have NO idea)

  1. F1 (30 votes [7.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.39%

  2. Indycar (full season) (60 votes [14.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.78%

  3. Indy 500 only (129 votes [31.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.77%

  4. Rallying (including Dakar) (72 votes [17.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.73%

  5. Formula E (16 votes [3.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.94%

  6. V8 Supercars (10 votes [2.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.46%

  7. GT Racing (28 votes [6.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  8. Nothing (61 votes [15.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.02%

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#251 PedroDiCasttro

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 16:41

F1 hot lap with Fernando and his girlfriend Linda Morselli...

 

https://streamable.com/g5bwd

Is that a McLaren? That thing oversteers like hell!



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#252 AustinF1

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 16:59

Is that a McLaren? That thing oversteers like hell!

720S.



#253 Paco

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 17:31

Sadly... no.

#254 ceesvdelst

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 17:35

I have always been an Alonso fan, I think some of the people around him or maybe just him have made questionable decisions in the past, which are hurting him now in the pursuit of a continued F1 career.

 

But what he is doing is having fun, in the way drivers did in the past, yes he walked into the best drive in WEC, but that is not his fault!  What was he supposed to do, drive a Rebellion for 2 years before?  And it leads him into these new projects like Dakar.

 

I admire him for doing these things, his ability and reputation open the door, but why not?  He wants to enjoy himself and find new ways if doing so, and add more strings to his bow, something a lot of ex F1 drivers really do not even try and do. 



#255 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 18:29

But what he is doing is having fun, in the way drivers did in the past, yes he walked into the best drive in WEC, but that is not his fault!

 

Why doesn't Alonso embrace being a Toyota company man, and do the SuperGT series in Japan?  :D



#256 Lerdes

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 18:43

Why doesn't Alonso embrace being a Toyota company man, and do the SuperGT series in Japan?  :D

 

Maybe later. I think he has some unfinished business...



#257 Fatgadget

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 18:52

Maybe later. I think he has some unfinished business...

His business in F1 is finished. It  finished in 2006! :p



#258 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 18:53

Maybe later. I think he has some unfinished business...

 

Do tell more!  :eek:



#259 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 19:58

Brazilian journalist, has been to every race in 2011, lives in England and does not work for Globo TV (major telecommunications group in Latin America who has been covering F1 for 40+ years).

He seems to have good sources and her speech and posts are directed more towards the dedicated viewer, not the general public (something that is more Globo's).

 

OK thanks. That does not change though that one of the major premises of the blog post is blatantly incorrect



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#260 Lerdes

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 20:36

His business in F1 is finished. It  finished in 2006! :p

 

Some strong opinion here. The years after 2006 were the years I became a fan of Alonso. Because? Maybe you know the answer...



#261 Lerdes

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 20:39

Do tell more!  :eek:

 

I wish I could... All the recent comments from Monza made it clear - the man wants to return and show the world of F1 one last fight for wins and maybe the WDC. 



#262 NixxxoN

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 21:27

F1 hot lap with Fernando and his girlfriend Linda Morselli...

 

https://streamable.com/g5bwd

She really likes speed doesnt she? not the typical girl or woman who gets scared. No coincidence he's been with two very famous racing guys lol



#263 ceesvdelst

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 21:38

I think he would look at Super Gt at being a series he could do later on perhaps, right now he is a big deal so can command drives in just about anything he wants, be well paid, get all the testing etc, so why not push for Indy, Dakar, maybe even WRC or something.

 

Super GT is a good series but for someone like Alonso I think it is a big step down, he wants to win the big, huge global races. Hence what he is doing, and I don't blame him!



#264 kumo7

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 22:44

She really likes speed doesnt she? not the typical girl or woman who gets scared. No coincidence he's been with two very famous racing guys lol

 

A bit of off topic tho.

 

what has happened to the idea of three car team?



#265 FNG

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 23:06

Huge Alonso fan and really wish to have him back. But I don't see it happening. he's only coming back for a top seat and the only seat I can see as any possibility is Vettel's and I don't really see that happening. Merc is a no and Honda will never have him back so RB is a no. Sadly I think he's done.

 

I don't see Vettel walking away from $40 million for the simple fact is that is for sure his last big pay day year. Who else would hire him for that? He won't race for just a few million, there is a pride factor there. So I don't see any seats for Alonso at top teams.

 

2021 Ferrari seat is possible but how old will he be then? 38? Don't see it


Edited by FNG, 11 September 2019 - 23:07.


#266 Paco

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 23:31

A bit of off topic tho.

what has happened to the idea of three car team?


You want Mercedes lockout an all red Ferrari lockout of podiums. That was one of the stupidest ever suggested, along with the grooved tires mess years. I’d take Bernie’s sprinklers over 3 car teams any day.

#267 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 23:48

I don't think he is coming back, but I can't be the only one who doesn't think that Leclerc is on Alonsos level.

Perhaps not yet... but equally we have no idea how Alonso would return after 1 season out. Plus you'd think that Charles is just going to go from strength to strength, Fernando would need to be back to his best.

#268 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 23:54

After Budapest the opinion of the majority was quite different.

Which begs the question, perhaps after Budapest there was an overreaction?

For all of Leclercs 'underperformance' there, he outqualified Seb and finished a few seconds behind him. On a circuit where Seb was supposed to reassert his superiority over his teammate, it wasn't exactly comfortable. But you know what the forum is like.

Edited by PlayboyRacer, 12 September 2019 - 01:56.


#269 kumo7

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:57

You want Mercedes lockout an all red Ferrari lockout of podiums. That was one of the stupidest ever suggested, along with the grooved tires mess years. I’d take Bernie’s sprinklers over 3 car teams any day.

 

what do you know about what I want?

 

 

never the less, there must be a certain rules that binds about the third car. 

 

sprinkling a track was yet another dum idea.