Alonso may retire with third title

Tue, 24 October 2006, 12:39

F1’s youngest ever back to back champion, Fernando Alonso, says he would be content to retire after winning a third title.

“Senna won three so for me to achieve what he achieved would be the object of my career,” Spanish television channel Telecinco quoted the 25-year-old as saying.

Alonso, who sealed his second drivers’ crown at Interlagos on Sunday, also hinted that McLaren could be his last team in the sport.

Continuing the Ayrton Senna theme, he said: “To join McLaren and to never race with Ferrari reminds me a lot of (him).”

Alonso’s McLaren contract is for three years. The only drivers to ever win three championships in a row were Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio.

The Spanish newspaper El Mundo, meanwhile, wrote on Monday that it hoped Alonso would ‘calm down’ and be less outspoken in the coming years.

“It was the same with Schumacher. At the start of his career the German’s image was not as good as it was at the end.”


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