A former F-1 boss reveals the “sign” that points to Fernando Alonso's retirement: “I did the same…”

Fernando Alonso continues to pluck the leaves of his future. He has not yet made a statement but he has not ruled out leaving for another team and even a possible retirement from F-1.

Confirmation that seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes at the end of next season to wear red with Ferrari in 2025 has sparked a series of speculation and potential moves that could significantly alter the driver line-up in the near future. . This change not only means the departure of Carlos Sainz from Ferrari, but also opens up a range of possibilities in what promises to be a particularly hectic transfer season. Mercedes' search for a driver who can fill the void left by Hamilton and return the German team to its golden era of dominance between 2014 and 2021 places Fernando Alonso in the spotlight as a leading candidate to partner George Russell .

A change of team that coincides with Formula 1, which has published its prediction of what the grid will be like for 2025.

However, Aston Martin hopes that the large package of improvements planned for Imola will tip Alonso's future in his favor. “The plus that Fernando brings to the team is exemplary. It is no secret that we want to continue working with him. It is important to offer him a quick package so that he believes in this project and this team. We will talk in the coming weeks,” confesses team boss Mike Krack.

A clear sign of his retirement?

But while the Asturian makes up his mind, many point to his retirement. If a few days ago Ralf Schumacher considered that Alonso should “take a step aside” to avoid aging the grid, now another former Formula 1 boss also sees “signs” of the Spanish driver's final departure.

Eddie Jordan, founder of Jordan Grand Prix – a team that ended up becoming Aston Martin – believes that the Asturian, at 42 years old, will not last much longer on the track. “He is a world champion, but he criticizes the decisions he has made in his career and to his boss, he should have won at least four or five championships because he has a lot of talent,” said the Briton in Motorsport, before making a prediction based on a purchase the Asturian made outside of Formula 1.

“I understand that he is now seriously thinking about what he is going to do in the future,” he said. “He bought a new yacht, and I see that it is a sign that he is going to retire soon, I did the same, normally people buy a yacht and retire,” he said.