The fresh hell facing Alonso's future

The fresh hell facing Alonso's future

With McLaren taking Renault engines and Honda heading elsewhere, Woking looks a better short-term prospect for Fernando Alonso after all. But his choice is not that simple

Perhaps now the pieces are finally beginning to fall into place. Renault's signing of Carlos Sainz triggered news that Toro Rosso and McLaren will swap engine suppliers in 2018, the one going to Honda, the other to Renault.

Immediate thoughts on this. One, a pairing of Sainz and Nico Hulkenberg looks mighty strong; two, unless he can reach a deal elsewhere, sadly Robert Kubica will not be returning to Formula 1 in the near future; three, it would be just Fernando Alonso's luck for Honda finally to come good with Toro Rosso - after which it would seem but a small step for Red Bull to follow the same route...

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