Alonso says two championships 'are not enough'


Fernando Alonso with four-time champion Sebastian Vettel ( Sutton Images)
15 April 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Fernando Alonso says he won't be happy retiring with just two championships to his name, despite never imagining even winning a race in F1, let alone a title.

The Spaniard tasted success twice with Renault in 2005 and then 2006. However since a move to Ferrari, he's not been able to replicate that success, though he's come close on more than one occasion.

"I never thought I'd become a Formula 1 driver, I never thought to win one Grand Prix so I was not sure I could win two championships," Alonso told CNN during in interview which is due to be broadcast later this month.

"I'm extremely proud and extremely happy with my career. If you ask me right now and I am in a middle of a competition, I am hungry for victories, hungry for success and I will tell you that two championships are not enough."

The 32-year-old also took the opportunity to play down rumours he and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen don't really get along behind the scenes.

"I think he's very talented so that is a huge help and a huge motivation for myself first and also for the team because the team knows it has to deliver a good car because Kimi will deliver a good result. I think from the outside it's always exaggerated how the relationships between team-mates are," he added.

"It's true that you should beat your team-mate to have a better reputation or to have a better result in that weekend. But believe me when we are in a meeting or a debrief after a race, people should see the atmosphere inside the team.

"There are zero problems, there are only good things or positive things…helpful comments from the other driver. There's a huge communication and a huge teamwork despite what you read or what you see from the outside."

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