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    Alonso will not race in Formula 1 in 2019

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/a...158671/?nrt=54

    Going to Indy then. No more whining from him

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    Let's hope he gets a decent car for once.
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    Bummer - the grid will be worse off, and the on-air radio transmissions too...
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    Sorry to see him go, but have to admit I understand.

    Suppose that makes Kimi the official old man on the grid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart951 View Post
    Sorry to see him go, but have to admit I understand.

    Suppose that makes Kimi the official old man on the grid.
    InB4 he announces his retirment too ... let's hope not.



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    I wonder what where the behind the door reasons for this? He probably wanted the same pay but McLaren said we can't afford to pay you that much any longer, so only thing Alonso can do is announce his retirement and hope some other F1 would want to pay that much to him. That is how its done.
    Ferrari did the same think to Kimi, so he accepted less pay to stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakentt View Post
    I wonder what where the behind the door reasons for this? He probably wanted the same pay but McLaren said we can't afford to pay you that much any longer, so only thing Alonso can do is announce his retirement and hope some other F1 would want to pay that much to him. That is how its done.
    Ferrari did the same think to Kimi, so he accepted less pay to stay.
    Let's not forget Fred's history with McLaren.
    Glad to see him washed up, good riddance Fred, you rat.

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    Looks like Carlos Sianz will take Alonso's seat at Mcl.



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    Quote Originally Posted by auaq View Post
    Looks like Carlos Sianz will take Alonso's seat at Mcl.
    Was hoping for some new blood, like Lando Norris from F2

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    Quote Originally Posted by ross1 View Post
    Let's not forget Fred's history with McLaren.
    Glad to see him washed up, good riddance Fred, you rat.
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    SIA and VAN at McLaren now? Oh my... what a weak driver lineup for a team that keeps talking about how it's just experiencing a slightly rough patch (for about half a decade now!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by badmonkey View Post
    They'll be back on top soon...eve without Alonso those toyotas are pretty stout. Also looks like he's coming down to Barber to test with IndyCar (Andretti) in September - with a Honda engine - no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badmonkey View Post
    Toyota's explanation seems plausible enough. The cynic in me wonders if the "damage" could be a weakness engineered in.

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    Of course in typical Alonso fashion, the team will come good after he leaves it. Oh the story of Fernando's ill-advised decisions....

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