Fernando Alonso will not publish his planned book before his “final” career end. This is what the Spaniard said recently when asked about the subject on an Instagram livestream.
Alonso originally wanted to publish the book at the end of 2018, when he officially retired from Formula 1.
Nothing came of it, as the two-time F1 world champion competed in the WEC and Dakar Rally the following year and is now back in Formula 1, as a driver for Alpine.
This book is about the “truth” in relation to his decisions and controversies in his motorsport career. Therefore, it makes no sense for him to publish the book now when he is still fully involved in motorsport.
On an Instagram livestream of his team Alpine Racing, he confirmed that the book is in the works but it will not be published before the end of his career:
“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. But then we postponed it for quite some time now because I realized 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.”
He added: “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.”
Accordingly, the Spaniard’s book is to be called Racer and is already listed in bookstores. The expected publication date, according to book websites, is September 2022. Whether this is true is highly questionable, as Alonso is still under contract with Alpine until at least next year.