Although Fernando Alonso has not driven a Formula 1 grandprix since the 2018 season, manages the double world champion still pulling headlines.
Not least in Spain, where you dream to see him back in motor sport's finest class and preferably on a topteam. On the edges you have no understanding of that either Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull are interested in the soon-to 39-year-old racerkørers labor.
the radio Station Cadena SER launched Thursday evening a bit of a story. According to their information was Fernando Alonso in front of a chokskifte, so he in the near future to replace Daniel Ricciardo, as from 2021 to drive for McLaren.
the French were simply out of his contract with the australian, who scored 200 million dollars annually.
Rumors floating from the Spanish media and many have no basis in reality, especially when it comes to Alonso. But just this radio station is usually pretty credible.
The Spanish sportsaviser Marca and AS, however, the immediately distance to the story, like the main character does the same.
His focus this season is the Indianapolis 500 and a yet another attempt to win the motor sport's so-called Triple Crown.
As Marca points out, it is also inconceivable that Fernando Alonso would rush in, and without having driven a single lap in the new Renault take up the fight against the young French hope Esteban Ocoña. The spaniard is very confident and puts herself never bad in an internal struggle against teamkammeraten.
Nor at Renault-the team from Enstone, which, together with Alonso has celebrated its biggest biggest merits.
Also, according to Ekstra French pressekilder is a duck. If Alonso switches to Renault, being the earliest to 2021-season. Team boss Cyril Abiteboul denied since Friday in Austria, to a chokskifte comes in.
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