Watch: Fernando Alonso caught sniffing flowers

Fernando Alonso is currently third in the Drivers' Championship, behind only the two Red Bull drivers.

Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso never fails to amaze the Formula 1 community, and he was spotted doing something comical whilst in the media pen at the Miami Grand Prix.

It appears that the Aston Martin driver is a fan of flowers, with Alonso having spent a considerable amount of time smelling several flowers after claiming his fourth podium of the 2023 season.

Whilst reigning World Champion and Miami GP winner Max Verstappen was speaking to the media, Alonso was spotted in the background going up to a bunch of flowers, before smelling them intensely.

What made Alonso’s actions even funnier, were that he then turned around and went over to sniff a completely different bunch of flowers, which all seemingly got his approval.

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Alonso was seemingly in a great mood after finishing third at the Miami International Autodrome, with the Spaniard having remained third in the Drivers’ Championship.

He’s loving racing for Aston Martin this season just as much as it appears he loves flowers, to the point where he’s already considering his future with the Silverstone-based team.

It’s believed that his current deal with the British side is set to expire at the end of next season; however, there were some suggestions following the announcement of his switch from Alpine that Aston Martin offered him the option of a third year.

Alonso is already beginning to think about spending that potential third season with the team, with him being “tempted” to extend his deal.

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On the flip side, though, the Spaniard is also tempted to retire whilst he’s still performing at such a high standard, given that he has a “smile on my face”.

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“Things seem to be going better than we expected this year and maybe that means being tempted to extend the contract in the future,” he told Spanish sports newspaper Marca.

“But there is also the temptation to finish, and do it with a smile on my face. I don’t know, honestly.”

Alonso’s recent form is truly exceptional given that he is the oldest driver on the grid, with many expecting him to remain in F1 beyond 2024 should he continue to be amongst the lead drivers.