The long wait for news about McLaren’s 2015 driver lineup finally appears to be over. The British team has invited select members of the press to an “important and exclusive media event” at its Woking headquarters on Thursday morning. Given the already long-delayed decision, and heavy criticism from the public, press, pundits and fans, the event must finally be the announcement of Fernando Alonso’s contract and the identity of his Honda-powered teammate.
The hot favourite is McLaren protege and 2014 rookie Kevin Magnussen, but 15-year F1 veteran and 2009 world champion Jenson Button has also not yet given up. Lotus driver Romain Grosjean was this week quoted as telling French magazine L’Equipe that while he would be “sorry if he (Button) goes, we need fresh blood”. Button, 34, replied on Twitter: “You could always give up your seat mate for the youngsters!”.
Ma c’è anche chi si lancia in un’altra ipotesi, ovvero che Fernando Alonso, causa i grossi problemi McLaren-Honda, potrebbe prendersi un anno sabbatico www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Delle due l’una: o sarà davvero anno sabbatico, oppure nelle prossime ore Fernando dovrà lavorare parecchio per darsi una sistemata, visto che dubitiamo possa varcare la soglia di Woking con questo look a dir poco trasandato (foto da lui stesso postata sulla sua pagina Facebook poche ore fa)… Noi un’ipotesi ce l’abbiamo…