Fernando Alonso has delayed the publication of a tell-all biography until after he hangs up his helmet, because he wants to reveal his own “truth of things”.
Alonso’s autobiography, entitled ‘Racer’, was originally set to be released in November of last year by publishers Pan McMillan.
The book, which chronicles the two-time world champion’s life and motorsport career, was originally completed after what the Spaniard believed was his final F1 season in 2018.
But Alonso’s endeavors into endurance racing with Toyota and into the Dakar, incited him to add a few more chapters while he remains an active driver.
“I’ve been working on a book for a couple of years already. I planned originally to send it out in 2018 when I left F1,” Alonso said in an Instagram Live session with his Alpine team.
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.”
Needless to say, the book will likely recount a few controversial moments of Alonso’s life in the fast lane, such as his split with McLaren after a single year in 2007.
But the inside story of his multiple world championships with Renault or his relationship with Ferrari are also expected to make for some fascinating reading.
Alonso is contracted to Alpine until the end of the 2022 season, which implies that his biography won’t be on the shelves until 2023 at the earliest.
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