McLaren’s Fernando Alonso has hinted at a possible future deal with Porsche in the future once he has finished his time in Formula 1.
The Spaniard has had links with Porsche for many years, and was due to provisionally drive for the team in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, only for Honda to block his entry into the event.
Alonso spoke in a tribute video recently, following former F1 driver Mark Webber’s retirement from motorsport altogether, after he moved to Porsche at the end of 2013 following a career in Formula 1. His final participation in racing was last weekend, when he drove in the 6 Hours of Bahrain. The McLaren driver praised Webber, and suggested that he could perhaps follow the Australian’s route from F1 to Porsche.
“You’ve had a fantastic career and now all your success with Porsche,” Alonso spoke.
“You didn’t wait for me there, it could have been nice but I think you will still be around and I will ask you many things when I join your adventure.
“A really great man and from my heart all the best.”
The World Champion’s contract with McLaren runs until the end of the 2017 season, and has been vocal that his future in F1 will depend on wether new regulations see the return of driver enjoyment in the sport.