Alonso predicts that he will win more F1 titles before retiring

2006 World Champion Fernando Alonso with Renault team boss Flavio Briatore

2006 World Champion Fernando Alonso with Renault team boss Flavio Briatore

Fernando Alonso believes that he will eventually walk away from Formula 1 with more than two World Championship titles to his credit.

Speaking to the BBC Alonso said, “Inside, I am still thinking that when I retire I will have more than two [titles]. I don’t know how many, but I will have more than two.”

“If I cannot achieve that it will be a shame, it will be sad, because I had so many opportunities – but at the moment I am thinking we will have more opportunities and the next ones we will not lose any more,” admitted the Spaniard who won his two titles, back to back, in 2005 and 2006. At the time the wins broke Michael Schumacher and Ferrari’s five year reign.

The 32 year old added, “I still believe that I have many years in front of me to recover some of the Championships that I could have won probably, like 2010 and 2012. They are clearly examples.”

Since his F1 debut at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix, Alonso has started 216 grands prix of which he won 32. He has taken 95 podiums in total. (GP247)

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  • lawl

    Well… his crystal ball was so right last year after “Lewis is the man to beat”, so we can be sure he will win more titles. LOLOLOLOL.

  • sebolonso

    Alonso seems to have constant and increasing panic attack on going, reading his statements for last two months. Most points, wdc of the rest, more wdc’s to come etc…

    If he manage to beat Kimi next year he will be at least 21 first on grid. To be there he have to do that first on track and that won’t be easy. All together, he sounds a bit like DC. Next Year will be mine…

  • Garth

    Seems he is sadly becoming more deluded as time passes. He went to Maclaren to win and never because he couln’t get the assistance of his team-mate, then the big move to Ferrari or so he thought and with a very helpful team-mate to boot. A few years later he still has not delivered. He is undoubtedly a class driver, but almost this and just about that simply does not cut it the record books speak for themselves and that is what counts
    not what people say or think.

  • mr18000rpm

    Just watch Seb destroy him again, and then take his seat at Ferrari and turn them into a Vettel-esque winning franchise that parallel’s the Schumacher era.