JULY 7, 2016
Honda's progress best in F1 says Alonso
Fernando Alonso insists he is "happy" with his life, despite the fact a full decade has passed him by without adding a third title to his tally.
Once, the Spaniard admitted he would give his right arm for another world championship, but ahead of the British grand prix he declared: "I'm very happy."
Alonso was helping Honda to launch its new NSX road car with laps at the Estoril track in Portugal, prior to travelling to Britain for this weekend's F1 race.
"Logically I would prefer to fight for the title but I am aware of the project and the challenge and the desire everyone has," Spanish newspapers quote him as saying.
"I cannot complain about anything. I have a lot more than I ever dreamed of, I have the circuit project in Asturias, we have started the summer camp with 122 kids, I have health, family so I'm in one of my best moments," Alonso insisted.
And not just that, Alonso said he now sees light at the end of the McLaren-Honda tunnel.
"As I said last weekend in Austria, we are the manufacturer who, a year and a half after starting a new project, has made the most progress with power," he said.