Alonso still motivated to compete in Formula One

Former Formula One world champion, Fernando Alonso, insists he is still fully motivated for motor racing.

The 34-year-old has set a career goal target of wins at the iconic sports car race Le Mans, and also the Indianapolis 500, to add to his two world championships.

“There are three competitions at the top of the legend of motor sport: Monaco, Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500 and I know it’s difficult to win all three but it would be a great challenge.” Alonso told Spanish newspaper As.

Former F1 driver, Johnny Herbert, recently identified an apparent lack of motivation in the Spaniard.

Alonso feels the statement is quite absurd and says he is not ready to quit F1 yet.

“I don’t know how on earth people can think I’m not motivated,” said the 2005 and 2006 world champion.

“In 2012 I fought for the championship until the last moment. In 2013 I finished second, in 2014 I made triple the points of a driver like Kimi Raikkonen and in 2015 I was pushing the car in Hungary to reach the pit lane,” Alonso said.

“Now I had a pneumothorax, two broken ribs and I was asking the FIA to let me drive the car. It’s absurd (to say I’m not motivated). You can say anything about me: I’m slow, I’m old, I’m ugly, but not I’m unmotivated.”