“I believe, thats why I keep racing”: Fernando Alonso draws inspiration from Ayrton Senna for third F1 Championship pursuit

Fernando Alonso has been striving to build his own name for nearly a decade. Embodying the philosophy that if opportunity fails to knock. Then one must create it. Taking cues from a Formula One icon and three-time world champion. Alonso is determined to emulate the legendary driver’s path and claim his own mythical third-world championship.

Fernando Alonso
Monza, Italy – September 11, 2011: FIA F1 Formula One World Championship with Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing and Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari

With an unrelenting drive and steadfast commitment. Alonso draws inspiration from the one and only Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian racing icon has left an indelible mark on the sport. And Alonso hopes to follow in his footsteps to secure the coveted title. Through sheer perseverance and unwavering belief in his abilities. Alonso is well on his way to achieving his ultimate goal.

The legendary Ayrton Senna is the three-time world champion whom Fernando Alonso idolizes. When Alonso got to drive Senna’s iconic MP4/4 back in 2015, he explained that he likely would not have become an F1 driver without the inspiration of Senna.

Alonso has mentioned many times how every kid idolized Senna, who was dominating F1 with McLaren when Alonso started karting. The 41-year-old seems to have been inspired by Senna’s driving style and traits as well. Like Senna, Alonso is known for pushing the car beyond its limit and placing the car exactly where he wants it.

Fernando Alonso: Quest for Third World Championship

Fernando Alonso surely aims to add another similarity between himself and Senna – a third-world championship. His move to Aston Martin appears to be paying dividends as he has already scored 3 podiums in 3 races. He expects that things will only improve from here.

Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna

A video recently surfaced on Twitter, in which someone asked Fernando Alonso if he still hopes to equal Ayrton Senna’s record of three world championships. The two-time world champion replied that he still believes it is possible and that is why he keeps racing. Despite knowing it will be difficult, he aims for the top and does not let that stop him.

In the Twitter video uploaded by Aston Martin F1 Updates, Fernando Alonso stated, “Always I believe it is possible. That’s why I keep racing. Obviously, you know the challenge is big, and you know that you need to overcome some difficulties and some top teams that are on top of the sport. But yeah, I race every day and train every day thinking that the third title is possible”

Fernando Alonso
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 05: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing (C), Second placed Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing (L) and Third placed Fernando Alonso of Spain and Aston Martin F1 Team (R) stand on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 05, 2023 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Although winning the championship this season may be a far-fetched idea for the 41-year-old, race wins are certainly within reach. Alonso has not won a race in over a decade, but with the AMR23 performing exceptionally well, the entire F1 community has taken to Twitter with the “como 33” trend, expecting Alonso to soon win his 33rd race.

What is your opinion on Fernando’s recent run?


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