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Alonso and Mclaren divorced...

Not surprising really

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Re: Alonso and Mclaren divorced...

Alonso to Williams for a year it is then.
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Re: Alonso and Mclaren divorced...

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Or Red Bull.
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Or Red Bull.
With Webber and Clouthard confirmed for another year, I doubt it.
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With Webber and Clouthard confirmed for another year, I doubt it.
Yep both are contracted for a further year, however Alonso had a 3 year contract with McClaren which has been terminated.

I also heard comment that McClaren would not want Alonso joining a manufacturer backed team for next season.
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Re: Alonso and Mclaren divorced...

Button to McClaren ?
Alonso to Renault ?
Tis the season of musical F1 chairs
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I would be interested to see what Button could achieve with a consistently reliable car.
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would be good to jenson back in a good car!

and two have two brits in mclaren
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I wonder if Jensen still knows how to drive a competetive car? I'd really like to see him in equal equipment as Hamilton (unless Lewis insists on preferential treatment at McLaren next year?) I'd hate it if Jensen was in the same comfort zone as Coulthard's been in for 5 years. Pension David off, and let's see Alonso on a Red Bull (OLE!)
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I'm pretty certain that Button is staying at Honda, as it was mentioned a few weeks (months?) back, and hopefully will have a much better car for next season
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I would laugh 'a lot' if Alonso didn't get a drive next season!
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Back to driving a Minardi Toro Rosso perhaps?
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I think even Alonso has the sense to have an escape route worked out before severing ties with McLaren. I bet it was part of the 'even stevens' no financial adjustment deal that Mclaren have probably had to help him find a seat on the quiet. There must have been teams sniffing around for ages..but on the other hand..some teams may have been put off by his behaviour. I think he has damaged his own cause though.

I don't think a top F1 driver would leave himself up the creek without a paddle..though it did happen to Damon Hill of course at Williams.

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Wehen the rumours about Alonso's leaving started, it was strange to see all the top teams suddenly jump to make statements about how they'd resigned their current drivers, or otherwise fillled 2008's vacancies.

One would almost get the impression that (other than Flavio, who also ensured his 2 slots for 2008 sans Fernando) nobody particularly likes or wants Alonso........
 
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"Wehen the rumours about Alonso's leaving started, it was strange to see all the top teams suddenly jump to make statements about how they'd resigned their current drivers, or otherwise fillled 2008's vacancies."

True enough, but nothing is as movable as an F1 drivers contract, so its perfectly possible they would use these declarations to negotiate Alonso's price down. They might want him, he's a damn fast driver, but they might not want to to pay for him

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They might want him, he's a damn fast driver, but they might not want to to pay for him

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Or they might not want his ego, regardless of how fast he is. It'll be a brave boss that does take him on. I can see Frank Williams doing it, but as always with Frank, you work for the team, or you don't work at all, and Alonso would have to deal with that very quickly indeed.
 
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Back to driving a Minardi Toro Rosso perhaps?
In any case, Red Bull made it explicit Alonso wouldn't drive for them in 2008: http://www.sportevai.it/sections.php...cle&sid=130309

Meanwhile Flavio told Fernando he wants him to sign for more than a year: http://www.racingworld.it/f1/notizia...idtitolo=10140

Williams won't let Rosberg leave for McLaren in 2008: http://www.repubblica.it/news/sport_...n_2659823.html

And Mercedes would like a German driver to replace Alonso: http://it.eurosport.yahoo.com/041120...-alonso-0.html

What a mess!
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Surely Heikki K's the best bet for McLaren next season??
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First time in history that a divorce has cost £50 million and neither party got the money
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Good way of looking at it gorf
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I would laugh 'a lot' if Alonso didn't get a drive next season!
Would serve him right
What He Said !!

I read somewhere (crash dot net I think) that Alonso has also tried to blackmail RD over Stepneygate )
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he is a bit stuck where to go really, isn't he
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I read somewhere (crash dot net I think) that Alonso has also tried to blackmail RD over Stepneygate )
Yes, just before the Hungarian GP. That's when Ron told the FIA that there had been some email communication between his drivers about the Ferrari dossier, something the FIA already knew from Alonso's previous talk with Bernie.

If I remember correctly.



Anyway, the waving of any penalty to break the contract probably means Alonso is gagged from revealing any additional information.
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Alonso to Williams for a year it is then.
Williams have publically stated this weekend that Rosberg will be their lead driver for 2008. So unless Alonso is willing to play second fiddle to another young up and comer.......
 
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