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Spanish website claims Alonso to McLaren in 2015

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    @hotbottoms This was from August 13. There are a series of tweets covering it from that day. But this is the only one in English.

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    @journeyer
    Ok sure, he got that one, but to be honest his tweets are about 12 hours after Ilta-Sanomat (a Finnish tabloid) published the same thing: http://www.iltasanomat.fi/formula1/art-1288589111747.html So it’s hard to think these two aren’t related.

    As I said earlier, he was convinced in May that Kovalainen was going to race for Caterham again and in June he was convinced Räikkönen was going to Red Bull. Of course his job at MTV3 is basically to repeat all kind of rumors and keep people interested in Formula One, so it’s hard to judge him. But at the same time he isn’t very reliable news source in my opinion.

    He’s a lot like me in fact – talks much and there is some kind of logic behind everything he says, but he doesn’t have any real inside information and he’s usually wrong. I also thought Kimi was going to Red Bull and that Kovalainen was going to get his race seat back and later on I was convinced Kimi was going to Ferrari, because his Red Bull contract didn’t happen. But I don’t believe lot of people would think my posts bring more credibility to any rumor.

    E: I forgot the tag

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    Personally, I find it odd that someone of Alonso’s talent and experience would consider going to McLaren in 2015. That would be the first season of the return of Honda engines to McLaren and despite their great past record (including a shatteringly successful debut combo in 1988), given the present day rules and restrictions one would have thought that a driver would wait to see how the re-marriage worked before committing himself, especially at the twilight of his career.

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    Isn’t Alonso contracted til 2016 anyway? Making this all rather moot, unless he buys his way out of his contract.

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    Slightly off topic but by the time 2015 comes around it would be 10 years since Alonso won his first championship.
    If he doesn’t win the title in 2014 then it would be 9 years since his last title, almost a decade.
    Surely that’s got to be the longest gap between titles in F1 History? (Providing he wins another one in the future).

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    >>>>Slightly off topic but by the time 2015 comes around it would be 10 years since Alonso won his first championship.
    If he doesn’t win the title in 2014 then it would be 9 years since his last title, almost a decade.
    Surely that’s got to be the longest gap between titles in F1 History? (Providing he wins another one in the future).< <<<

    He won in 2005 & 2006, and so it would be 8 years without if he failed to get it in 2014. I may be wrong, but I think it is already the longest gap between titles IF he wins another one.

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