Alpine driver Fernando Alonso does not want to publish his autobiography at this point of time since he wants to reveal the entire ‘truth’ in it. The Spanish driver said that he has made the decision to delay the publication till his retirement from the sport.
The book was originally set to be released in 2018, when Alonso had apparently called time on his F1 career to experience other racing series.
However, the fact that he had such an active racing profile meant that Alonso was forced to shelve these plans.
He believes that it is not in his best interest to offer any insights into his psyche while he is still a competitive racer. Alonso spoke about how the plan to publish the book was very much still on, but it would take place in due course of time.
“I’ve been working on a book for a couple of years already,” he said.
“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.
“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.”
The autobiography, titled ‘Racer’, is set for release in September 2022. However, if Alonso is still racing at the time, he said he will have no problem shifting the date further back.
As things stand, Alonso has already signed a deal at Alpine which will see him at the team at least till the end of next season.
The description of the book allows an insight into how his career has been presented.
It states: “Written amid asphalt, dunes, obstacles, and ever-higher goals, Fernando’s first and only autobiography, Racer, is a journey through reflections on his life, his world, his dreams, and everything that really matters to him in ways he never has before.
“At its heart this is a story about a young boy from Spain who lit up the go-kart circuits precociously and worked hard all his life to become a champion like none other.
“A career that spans racing against Schumacher to Hamilton, a life on the track like no other, this is the ultimate F1 autobiography by the ultimate F1 racer.”