Those waiting for Fernando Alonso to release his autobiography will have to wait a bit longer, though the Spaniard revealed there is a reason for the delay.
The two-time F1 champion was set to release his life story back in 2018 after deciding to leave McLaren. It looked as though Alonso's career was over at that point, but ventures in the WEC and Dakar Rally eventually led to an F1 return with Alpine in 2021. As a result the Spaniard, who is adamant he will tell the truth about his career, wants to wait until it is well and truly over before releasing his book.
“I've been working on a book for a couple of years already,” Alonso said during an Instagram Live session with Alpine. “I planned originally to send it out in 2018 when I left F1.
“But then we postponed it for quite some time now because I realised that I kept racing in different categories and am now back in F1.
"So I will do it when I stop, and I can tell my own experiences and my own truth of things. Because if the book comes out while I'm racing, then maybe it's a little bit strange. So I prefer to finish and then tell my experience of my life in motor racing.”
Alonso's autobiography, title 'Racer', has a provisional release date of September 2022.