It was something that was supposed to, but just in case, Andreas Seidl, McLaren boss, made it clear at the virtual press conference that took place this Saturday in Silverstone. In case of a positive for coronavirus like the one of ‘Checo’ Pérez this year in one of his two pilots, Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, The team of Woking will not resort to Fernando Alonso to dispute a Big prize of this season.
The Asturian, who said ‘see you later’ to F1 at the end of the 2018 course with McLaren, who later served as ambassador of the group in several Great prizes and that next August 23 will dispute with the British the Indianapolis 500 Miles, has already signed a new agreement to return to the ‘Gran Circo’ with Renault. For this reason and for the preparation that the Asturian will have to do now in the face of the American appointment, it would not make sense for the Spanish, who in September will already start working with the French factory for his return in 2021, piloted for McLaren in the F1. And indeed, Seidl made it clear this Saturday.
“Not. We are not talking to Fernando for a backup role with us, and I think the Indianapolis 500 Mile program is starting now too. “commented the German about a Alonso that next August 23 he will fight to conquer his longed for ‘Triple Crown’ in the Indianapolis oval along with the Arrow McLaren SP.