A poll created by Fernando Alonso himself has seen over 100 000 Twitter accounts vote for his return to Formula One.
The two-time world champion has not been a part of the F1 grid
since he retired after the 2018 season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Since then, he has tried and tasted other motorsport series including
the Indy 500 and the Dakar Rally, whilst becoming a two-time Le Mans
winner and World Endurance Championship title holder.
But, Alonso has made no secret of the fact that he would
like to return to F1 in future and it appears the vast majority
want to see the same thing rather than continue with WEC, Dakar or a
full IndyCar season.
Out of the 113 000 who voted, 82.3% selected F1 when Alonso asked people to ‘imagine’ his next career move.
IndyCar was a distant second in the vote with 8.7%, with Dakar acquiring 5.6% and WEC the least popular option with 3.5%.
Alonso has recently been playing a part in F1’s silly season, albeit inadvertently, after he was tenuously linked with replacing Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari.
Vettel is out of contract at the end of the
2020 season and is currently in negotiations with the Scuderia to
renew, but that is not stopping the suggestion that talks are not going
well because of an alleged difference of opinion over the terms of a new
The Italian press believe just a
one-year extension is on the table for Vettel, who made a comment in a
recent online press conference that he is used to signing for three
years at a time.
Alonso, meanwhile, has a strong link
to Ferrari, having driven for them for five seasons between 2010 and
2014 and finishing World Championship runner-up on three occasions.
- TEAMtalk media