WATCH: Fernando Alonso Posts a Simpsons-Themed Cryptic Message About the Infamous ‘El Plan’

Published 12/31/2021, 4:56 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Fernando Alonso made a triumphant return to Formula One in 2021. He took some time to find his speed, but post-Baku, he was back on pace with the rest of the grid. He finished the season strongly as he got his first podium since 2014 in Qatar.

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But there was something else that kept Alonso in the headlines besides his driving. While celebrating his podium, Alonso mentioned the words ‘El Plan’. Social media quickly caught up with the word and it got so popular that Alpine ran a rear wing with ‘El Plan’ on it.

Alonso recently took to Instagram Stories to share a meme showing a Simpson character mentioning to trust Alonso’s plan.

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I don’t know what ‘El Plan’ is either: Fernando Alonso

As reported by Planetf1, the two-time world champion accepted the fact that he does not know what ‘El Plan’ means. He stated he picked the word from social media but he does not know what it stands for.

“It’s a good question. I started to see it too. It’s one of the things that social media networks have now. They started with ‘El Plan’, ‘El Plan’, ‘El Plan’ and I don’t know what ‘El Plan’ is either. It’s a bad thing to say, but I don’t know what ‘El Plan’ is either.” said Alonso.

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021, Alpine’s Fernando Alonso before the race REUTERS/Rula Rouhana

“I think it’s part of ‘El Plan’ that I don’t know exactly what ‘El Plan’ is. You will have to bet. That’s ‘El Plan’… to scare without knowing.” said the former world champion.

It is extremely interesting and funny that no one really knows what ‘El Plan’ means. But many have assumed that it means that Alpine have big plans for the 2022 season and are looking to have a competitive car next season. If that’s the case, then Alonso will love this ‘El Plan’.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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