Head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff does not rule out the possibility of inviting Fernando Alonso in the team in 2018.
The contract of the Spaniard with McLaren, which is the third season in a row has problems with unreliable and insufficiently powerful Honda engine and ends at the end of this year. As suggested by many, the double world champion will do everything to get a place in the “Silver arrows”.
“Stupid in advance to say “no” to one of the best drivers in F1, said wolf in an interview with Spanish Newspapers Marca and El Mundo Deportivo. – Alonso is still full of energy and motivation. His career is gradually coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean he can’t win races and titles in the next two to three years.”
Of course, everybody remembers what was the result of the performance of Fernando and Lewis [Hamilton] for McLaren in the season of 2007, but wolf sure this story stayed in the past.
“I think that any good driver always ready for the challenge, and performance in a team with Alonso is a challenge. Everything is much more complicated than the relationship of Lewis and Fernando – continued Toto and added. But the situation is that with all due respect to Alonso, we have other riders that are a priority in the first place is Valtteri and Lewis.
We are also watching our juniors and other pilots. I am fully confident Valtteri, and we have options for 2018 and 2019 can occur a big change, because all the top racers will end the contracts.”
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