One of the best drivers in the world hints at leaving his team

Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso hasn't decided what he wants to do for the 2018 season.

The two-time champion has yet to re-sign with his current team McLaren Racing, apparently, as he tells Spain media outlet El Mundo Deportivo and reported by, in an attempt to further explore his options.

"As I have said several times, one of my goals is to be the best driver in the world, the most complete in the world, and for that I still believe you have to win in other categories, too, and especially the 'Triple Crown,'" said Alonso, referring to the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. "That is one of my goals."

Success for Alonso in Formula 1 has not been a problem, and it was expected he would make the transition with McLaren to the new Renault partnership. It seems, however, that Alonso sees racing success on other circuits where he's not as widely known.

"Sometimes we focus on F1 because it is the best competition in the world of maximum technology, but there are other categories with other cars -- with less technology -- that require different driving and different skills, and it is a major challenge for someone who specializes in something else."

Alonso will take part in the United States Grand Prix next week in Austin, Texas. He has made a self-imposed deadline to have a decision before then. The clock is ticking.