Two-time Spanish Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso believes that Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix will be his last real option to score points before his withdrawal from the category at the end of the season.
“We hope to have a clean race on Sunday and be in the points, which is the main goal (…) we hope to have some points this weekend. Maybe Abu Dhabi will be a little more complicated because the circuit is not so favorable. Here we have a good opportunity to add for the World Constructors,” Alonso told reporters on Thursday.
The Spaniard, 37, won the 2005 and 2006 championships with Renault at Interlagos. But the Spaniard does not get on the podium since Ferrari in 2014 and had problems to score points after his arrival at McLaren a year later, at the start of the partnership of that team with Honda.
This year, with Renault engines, things improve and Alonso appears tenth in the Drivers’ Championship, with 50 points out of the 62 that the team added.
The Spaniard, also the winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, announced in August that he will leave F1 at the end of the season.
“These are the last two grand prizes I have left. Obviously, you want to do a good job on Sunday, which is why we’re all here, but I’ll also try to enjoy the rest of the weekend,” he said.