Huffington Post- After crashing his vehicle during pre-season testing, Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is said to have woken up having no memory of the past 20 years of his life.Quoting a report in the Spanish daily El Pais, The Telegraph writes that Alonso awoke from the crash believing that it was the year 1995.
"I'm Fernando, I drive go-karts and I want to be a Formula One driver,” the 33-year-old two-time Formula One champion is quoted as telling doctors.
Damn, 13 going on 30. Jessica Garner would be proud. What are two things that everyone always desires? Everyone always wishes they were younger and hopes that they find a job that they love. Imagine waking up tomorrow and being 13 years old and having already accomplished your dream job? If all I had to do to to experience that was survive a near fatal car crash I think I would make that trade. It's like '50 First Dates', but instead of waking up to find out your mother's dead, you find out you already have everything you have ever wanted. Sure, he's not actually an younger, but age is but a number, right? You think you're 13, you act like you are 13, and you are basically 13. I think that makes every girl that has ever slept with me a pedophile.
What wouldn't you give to wake up and have someone ask you what you do, and your immediate response is "well, I ride go-karts". That's pretty frowned upon for a 30-something, but for a 13 year old it sounds like a utopia. I think the play here is selective amnesia. Take a couple weeks off to ride go-karts before you have to go back to F1 racing to pay the bills. I'm pretty sure he can pull it off too. I think surviving a life threatening situation earn you at least a couple months of goodwill. A little grace period to go off the rails and live however you choose. Who can question you on that? You can use the phrase "I almost died" quite a bit before people start calling bullshit on your untraditional lifestyle. Most people have an excuse, granted a damn good one, for not just waking up and doing whatever the fuck they want. Fernando Alonso, however, was granted a free pass, and all he had to do was crash into a wall at 200 MPH.