Fernando Alonso To McLaren Honda F1 in 2015
Fernando Alonso will return to McLaren Honda F1 team in 2015. This is the same team he drove in a solitary, tempestuous season in 2007. The official announcement is expected before the season finale in Abu Dhabi in two weeks’ time.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, the deal will be ‘the largest in the history of Formula 1 and presented as a multi-year agreement’.
Fernando Alonso is believed to have sought a one-year deal that would have enabled him to join Mercedes in the event of a 2016 vacancy arising at F1’s latest behemoth outfit. Instead, it’s understood that the price to be paid for an estimated salary of £25m will be a binding two-year contract with an option for a third season.
It’s a tough deal but someone has got to sign it.