Thursday, 9 April 2015

Alonso set to end his career with McLaren-Honda

(McLaren Honda)

Double world champion Fernando Alonso has confirmed that he is likely to end his Formula One career with McLaren-Honda.

The Spaniard re-joined the Woking based outfit this season on a multi-year contract after leaving the team at the end of the 2007 season. Alonso missed the opening race of the 2015 season following his testing accident at the opening Barcelona test at the Circuit du Catalunya in February. The Spaniard was back in the car for the Malaysian Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Alonso was asked if he would ever consider a management roll in Formula One, he said that he would be interested in that because after 15 – 17 years racing in the sport that it is enough for him. McLaren Honda have endured a difficult start to their new partnership however, 2009 world champion Jenson Button believes that the team are making progress despite struggling in Malaysia where neither he nor Fernando Alonso were able to finish the Grand Prix.

Alonso went on to say that when he does eventually decide to call it a day in Formula One that will be it, he won’t follow the sport but that he will walk away with great memories and great friends. Alonso is a two time world champion having won the championship with the Renault Sport F1 Team in 2005 and 2006 before moving to McLaren for the first time in 2007.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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