Outgoing McLaren racer Fernando Alonso has not ruled out a return to Formula 1 in the future. After four bad seasons with the Woking based outfit, in which the car has been dogged by a series reliability problems and a lack of raw pace, Alonso has decided to leave Formula 1 at the end of the season, with the Abu Dhabi race next weekend being his last in the sport.
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He has agreed to race in America in the Indy Car series next season, and will also compete in a series of World Endurance Championship races with the Toyota team, following his Le Mans win in June.
However, despite being a notable absentee from the driver list for next season, Alonso has confirmed he has not explicitly retired from F1 and could still line up on the grid in the future. “There’s going to be a couple more challenges than the Indy 500,” the two-time F1 champion told Xinhua.
“I feel I need to recharge my batteries a bit next year, but in 2020, of course it can be a possibility to have a full season in IndyCar, a full season back in F1, or a full season in another series.”