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Fernando Alonso issues McLaren win-this-year ultimatum // Spanish racer ready to consider F1 options

Published by Christine Blachford

Fernando Alonso issues McLaren win-this-year ultimatum
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It was always going to be an adjustment for Fernando Alonso to return to Formula One, after having so much fun (and doing so well!) in the Indy 500 last month. However, he’s due to return to the car in Canada and for the rest of the season. After that? He’s not so sure.

The Spaniard says: “We have to win. If we are winning before September, when I will make my decision, I will stay. I joined this project to win the title. If you are not in a competitive position, maybe you change project.”

It’s a huge ask for the team to turn their fortunes around, considering they haven’t even got a point on the board yet and struggle to get both cars to the end of each race. That’s something McLaren boss Zak Brown blames Honda for, saying: “I don’t want to get into what our options are. Our preference is to win the world championship with Honda. But at some point you need to make a decision as to whether that’s achievable. And we have serious concerns.”