Fernando Alonso could be tempted by a move to Formula E, reckons former Formula 1 team-mate Felipe Massa.
Alonso has tried his hand at several disciplines since retiring from F1, including IndyCar, WEC and his latest move is to the Dakar Rally, where he’ll compete with Toyota.
Whilst Alonso has dismissed his chances of victory in the Dakar, insisting he is going to enjoy the event rather than focusing on winning, Massa believes it will be great for the Spaniard’s fans to see him competing in such a difficult challenge.
“It will be a great experience for him and something different for all the fans,” Massa told Spain’s Soy Motor.
“It will be very difficult, it is a great challenge for any driver, so it will be great to see him compete there.”
Massa admitted he wouldn’t be up for swapping his Formula E seat for a Dakar chance, but reckons Alonso could be tempted into a future FE switch.
“I would not do it, but it will be great to see him there,” added the Brazilian, who races for Venturi and enjoyed a podium finish last season.
“I think it will be easier for me to convince Alonso to go to Formula E than him taking me to the Dakar.
“I think it is possible for Alonso to come to Formula E in the future. With Fernando, anything is possible.”
The 2020 Dakar Rally begins on January 5 and ends January 17.