Fernando Alonso feels that winning a third F1 World Championship would be positive for his legacy and the message that it would send to future generations.
The Spaniard won back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006, but has not yet been able to clinch a third. Having returned to the sport this season following a two-year hiatus, Alonso has showed that he still has pace, and he believes that if he were able to secure another championship, it would demonstrate to younger fans what can be achieved regardless of age.
"It would mean a lot in terms of maybe a legacy," Alonso told the Beyond The Grid podcast.
"After my career, finishing Formula 1, [it would show] how to always push to the limit, always try to find the excellence in things you do. Having a very high discipline in the way you do races, the way you approach racing.
"It doesn't matter if you are 19, or it doesn't matter if you are 42 or 43. It's a way of living, and a full dedication to the sport.
"That probably is the biggest thing if I win a third championship, that kind of legacy and message for future generations."
Not "desperate" for third title
Whilst Alonso can acknowledge what a third World Championship would mean, the Alpine driver insists that it is not something he is "desperate" to achieve.
"It would mean a lot, for sure," Alonso explained. "But I don't know, it's not that I'm desperate to get it and that [it] will change my whole career, or it will change my way of seeing the sport."
That's not to say that Alonso has given up on achieveing the feat, though.
"I'm a competitive person, [in] everything I do," the 40-year-old said.
"So I'm really looking forward to the third championship and I will do what is in my hands and even more in the next coming years [to achieve it]."
Alonso claimed his first podium finish in F1 for seven years at the recent Qatar Grand Prix, and currently sits in 10th in the 2021 World Championship standings.
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