McLaren opens 2018 contract talks with Alonso
Honda F1 website
Honda website

OCTOBER 9, 2016

McLaren opens 2018 contract talks with Alonso

Fernando Alonso, Hungarian GP 2016
© The Cahier Archive

McLaren has commenced talks with Fernando Alonso about extending the Spaniard's contract beyond 2017.

The double world champion, 35, has said many times recently that he might quit formula one if the cars next year are significantly more exciting to drive.

"I'm sure he might (retire)," Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg told AS newspaper.

"He is a driver used to winning so I'm sure it's not fun fighting for tenth."

Captioning its story with an exclusive photo of Alonso in talks with Ron Dennis and new team CEO Jost Capito at Suzuka, the sports newspaper Marca said contract talks for 2018 have begun.

"It took place in the McLaren hospitality area after dark," the report claims.

"They (McLaren) want to keep Fernando at least until 2020, to consolidate the project and be in the fight for the title again."

(GMM)

Other stories for OCTOBER 9, 2016

HAMILTON SHOULD BE PROFESSIONAL SAYS SURER

PIRELLI, FIA SHOULD DECIDE ON BAHRAIN TEST SAYS WOLFF

MASSA SLAMS STRANGE F1 RULE

WOLFF STILL WORRIED ABOUT ENGINE RELIABILITY

MCLAREN OPENS 2018 CONTRACT TALKS WITH ALONSO

VETTEL PLAYS DOWN ITALIAN MEDIA CRITICISM

DALLARA PLAYS DOWN FERRARI PARTNERSHIP

RACE NOTES - ROSBERG WINS IN JAPAN

SUNDAY PHOTOS

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

RACE RESULTS