Future with Alpine F1 will be determined by 10-minute speak

Alonso’s present two-year deal runs out on the finish of this season, and the 2005 and 2006 F1 world champion appears set to increase his keep in grand prix racing for what might be his remaining contract – 20 years on from his debut in 2001.

Nevertheless, no remaining choice has been taken as Alpine additionally has to weigh up what’s greatest to do with its extremely rated reserve driver Oscar Piastri.

Whereas 2021 Method 2 champion Piastri has been most intently linked with a mortgage deal at Williams, 41-year-old Alonso is conscious that there’s a likelihood he might be changed by the teen.

Nevertheless, talking forward of the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Spaniard mentioned his focus was solely on persevering with at his present group – and reckoned negotiations needs to be swift.

Talking about deliberate conversations along with his Alpine bosses over the summer time, he mentioned: “I shall be on holidays and the bosses shall be on holidays as effectively. So we have to take some video calls or no matter.

“However when two events, they wish to agree on one thing, it takes 10 minutes.

“When two events they do not, or they struggle to agree on one thing, then possibly one of many sides will not be glad. So it is not going to take greater than 10 minutes with no matter I can speak.”

Alonso is obvious that, having seen the extent of progress that Alpine has made in F1 over the previous two seasons, he doesn’t wish to transfer elsewhere.

“I wish to keep right here, however there are two events and I cannot put a gun to the top of anybody,” he mentioned.

“Okay, we’ll open the negotiations. And as I mentioned, you realize, if we agree on one thing, it will likely be a 10-minute dialog and if we’ve got to struggle an excessive amount of it will likely be longer.”

Sebastian Vettel’s retirement from F1 on the finish of the season has opened up a possible possibility for Alonso if he doesn’t proceed at Alpine, however the Spaniard doesn’t seem notably enthusiastic about that prospect.

Requested if Aston Martin was a risk, he mentioned: “All of the groups are an possibility, so long as they do not have two drivers signed.

“My precedence is to be with Alpine as a result of we have been working and creating this mission collectively for 2 years now. We’re an increasing number of aggressive.

“And possibly my want is to remain however we did not sit down utterly and transfer issues ahead. So nonetheless, every part ongoing.”

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