Fernando Alonso is keen to feature in a James Bond movie in the future, and his upcoming ties with Aston Martin might just help him achieve that.
Alonso won two world titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006, before leaving for McLaren ahead of the 2007 season.
Two more years would follow with the Enstone-based side after just one alongside Sir Lewis Hamilton, as both drivers agonisingly missed out on the title to Kimi Raikkonen.
Renault were uncompetitive in 2008 and 2009 though, so when the chance came to sigh for Ferrari, Alonso took it.
The double world champion came so close to the title in 2010 and 2012, but Sebastian Vettel pipped him in the final round of both those seasons.
A poor 2014 for the Scuderia saw the now 41-year-old return to McLaren, and four more uncompetitive years with the Woking-based team led him to a two-year sabbatical, during which he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a second time.
The 32-time race winner would return with Alpine last season, but he was unable to agree a new deal with the French team beyond the end of 2022, so he will replace the retiring Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin next season.
Now that he has gone to pastures new, he can embark on another plan to win races and add a third world title to his tally, but he would rather not get caught up in that meme again.
“Let’s not start again – last year with ‘El Plan’, there was enough of a mess,” joked Alonso will speaking with Finetwork on Instagram.
“It’s always something that is created on social media and I always try to follow what you guys say. If it has to be ‘La Misión’ (The Mission), then ‘La Misión’.”
What Alonso would like is to appear in a Bond film.
“What would be nice is to be in a James Bond film now I’m with Aston Martin. I would love to shoot some street scenes in an Aston Martin,” he added.
“We have to talk it over with the team, hopefully it will work out.”
Alonso and team-mate, Esteban Ocon, have guided Alpine to fourth in the Constructors’ Standings heading into the final six rounds of the 2022 season.