Two time world champion Fernando Alonso has revealed that his stay with Ferrari was a big mistake.
The 34 year-old last won the world title a decade ago and despite starting his Ferrari career with a series of bright performances, a record of three runners up position in five years is not something to be proud of.
Alonso then decided to ply his trade with McLaren Honda, this season.
When asked whether he could have left Ferrari earlier, Alonso told CNN: “Maybe. The engines are not competitive as it should be, and it became worse.”
“The first few years were good, but after being in the second place for five years, I don’t think it is a good enough challenge for me,” said the Spanish driver.
Alonso currently occupies 15th place overall with only 11 points in the championship.
“I refused to give up and I believe it’s possible to keep the dream going on.”
“Last year I realized that I can’t win with Ferrari, alongside Mercedes’ domination. On the other hand, McLaren is a big risk because they are new, but we are a team, we win and lose together.”