Sad news for Alesi fans. Speculation had been rife that the French racing driver is about to announce his retirement from sports, at age 57, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 29/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a racing driver isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a racing driver just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouJean was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Jean Alesi was unlike any other racing driver we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJean”
— @universalObserver, 28 Jul 2021
“Alesi wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 28 Jul 2021
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