Fernando Alonso has hinted at his desire to race at Le Mans and in other race series before, and reiterated those sentiments when speaking to Autosport in a recent interview. The Spaniard hinted at joining “other categories” of racing after his three-year McLaren contract is up, citing the short 21-race calendar for 2016 and the speed of today’s F1 cars as reasons.
“I love motorsport, all the categories,” Alonso said. “But it’s true Formula 1 is not exactly the same or as exciting as it was in the past, for me, to drive the cars just two or three seconds faster than a GP2 car.”
Despite his somewhat negative feelings towards the current state of F1, the Spaniard reassured Autosport he’s excited about his current position with McLaren-Honda, even if they are in a rough position by not being able to test their new engine package the way they want.
“For me right now, it’s just a huge motivation in a fantastic project that I’m in with McLaren-Honda, he said.
“I’m enjoying this process of starting from zero and getting competitive. But with no testing, with these tyres, with these limitations, with the calendar for next year, there is the temptation for other categories.”
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