Alonso: ‘I’ll come back to F1…to rest a little’

Date published: January 28 2019

Fernando Alonso: Back to F1 to rest?

Fernando Alonso has said he is open to coming back to Formula 1, but only to “rest a little” from his hectic schedule.

Alonso’s first post-Formula 1 retirement venture saw him become only the third F1 World Champion to win the Daytona event and first to win in its current 24-hour format.

But the Spaniard is by no means taking it easy and said he is busier now than he was a year ago when he was still donning the McLaren colours.

“I have more to do this year than 12 months ago,” Alonso told GPFans.com following his historic win.

“Of course it will be stressful for those in Formula 1 as soon as the season starts.

“But I have not had a single month off this month, and in February the tests with [WEC team] Toyota start again.

“The Indy programme will also start, so I will be very, very busy until June.

“I did not expect this busy schedule.

“People ask me what life is like without Formula 1 and my answer is ‘Maybe I’ll come back to the F1 paddock to rest a little’.”

McLaren are keen to maintain a good relationship with Alonso, who could hop into their 2019 car at some stage throughout the season and provide feedback to the current line-up of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris.

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