Even though she is aware that it will be difficult, McLaren has the intention of keeping Fernando Alonso next season.
Always looking for a third world title, Fernando Alonso has been dragging his grid for almost three years with McLaren-Honda. The Spaniard even preferred to participate in the 500 Miles of Indianapolis rather than to compete for the Monaco Grand Prix with his stable last May. He has repeatedly criticized the performance of his car, and has not hidden that he could leave in another team, or even stop F1, at the end of the season, his contract with McLaren coming to an end.
However, the English team still believes in its chances of retaining the double champion of the world, and in fact even its priority. “If it were up to me, I would love to have Fernando stay with us,” said Jonathan Neale, CEO, at Motorsport.com. And I know we will do everything we can to keep it. But I am aware that it will certainly have other proposals, so nothing is guaranteed. He’s a great guy, one of the best pilots I’ve ever seen, and I hope he’ll stay longer. “