The name Fernando Alonso is a very popular name in all motorsport categories nowaday. In the past, Alonso's fancy name was only known in Formula One as one of 15 Spanish drivers who competed in F1 history. However, the two-time Formula One World Champion has been in different categories than F1 such as Indy500, endurance racing (WEC) and now fully prepared and ready for his first-ever off-road journey which is consists of an adventure of 12 days, the Dakar Rally with Toyota Gazoo Racing team in Saudi Arabia.
We know that the Spaniard has not completed his dreams yet as his eyes are still on the triple crown of motorsport that is been held by Graham Hill, the only driver to have accomplished this title so far (A tittle to who wins 3 of the most prestigious motor races in the world in one's career, Monaco GP, Le Mans, and Ind500). Anyway, let's wait until Dakar Rally finishes so we are ready to hear an announcement with an Indy500 team perhaps with Andretti Autosport team.
Alonso has retired from the pinnacle of the motorsport and still believes that he'll be back to F1 sooner or later after 2020 when the new regulations are set. but the question here is, will Alonso be back to F1 or switches to the Electric series, the Formula E?
Felipe Massa who is Alonso's former teammate in Ferrari thinks that Formula E could be a more realistic proposition for the 38-year-old in the future as he said joking: "I think it would be easier for me to convince Alonso to go to Formula E than for him to convince me to do the Dakar," - Marca.
"I think it is possible for Alonso to come to Formula E in the future. With Fernando, anything is possible," added the Venturi FE driver.
As we know that Formula E is a well-growing championship worldwide, it has more power today than ever, not only in terms of electric but of how it's attracting manufacturers into the sport such as Mercedes and Porsche, and lately, FE has been elevated to FIA world championship status from 2020-2021 season.
Formula E have not hidden their desire to bring Alonso, and they remain hopeful of getting him behind the wheel someday.
And on his side, the veteran Spaniard doesn't see Formula E on his plans in future as he admitted that a long time ago saying: “All motorsport categories are interesting to me. I watch them on television, I like what I see because I am passionate about motorsport, but I do not see Formula E as part of my plans right now.”
“I have spoken with Alejandro Agag, but it has always been clear I would not be racing there next year,” he added
Well, all these statements are from last year when Alonso just retired from F1 as he never shared with us his WEC and Dakar Rally plans. We can tell that he's open to Formula E any sooner but in my opinion, Fernando wants to become the most complete driver in motorsport. He is a rare type of driver. He is that type often changes their driving style in order to adapt to their machinery and current regulations as he has the ability to adapt to his car, to extract the utmost performance from it and to consistently remain competitive no matter what category in motorsport he's driving in.
Yes, Fernando may join Formula E someday to become the most complete driver in motorsport history. It might not be in 2021 but beyond.