Fernando Alonso stunned all his fans when he announced that he wouldn’t be racing in 2019. He decided to call it a day after the 2018 F1 season comes to an end. But former teammate Jenson Button believes that Fernando Alonso will certainly come back if McLaren returns to winning ways.
Jenson Button states that if McLaren returns to lead in Grand Prix racing soon then Fernando Alonso will definitely change his mind.
After making a comeback to McLaren in 2014, Fernando Alonso has failed to add anything to his 32 Grand Prix Wins and 97 podiums. He announced on August 14 that he would not be racing in F1 for the 2019 season.
He has failed to hit the podium even once after coming back to McLaren in 2014. Even Fernando Alonso hinted in his announcement that he could make a comeback if McLaren stages and strong and powerful comeback to the F1 grid.
Departure of Jenson Button
Jenson Button too announced his departure in similar circumstances. He also made a one-off appearance in place of Fernando Alonso during the last year’s Monaco Grand Prix. But did not stage a full-time comeback.
He stated that if McLaren comes up with a faster car then Fernando Alonso would surely want to make a comeback in 2020.
Fernando Alonso’s fans would be hoping that he would one day reverse his decision. The 37-year-old F1 driver from Spain has a huge cult of followers and all of them would be hoping to see him race even beyond 2018.