Why Alonso's not McLaren's only driver problem

Why Alonso's not McLaren's only driver problem

Lando Norris, McLaren's reserve driver, shared a car with the F1 great at Daytona - and his career hinges on what Fernando Alonso does next

Although they weren't saying anything firm at Daytona, it was clear from remarks by Fernando Alonso and Zak Brown that come June McLaren's team leader would be on the grid at Le Mans. What I hadn't anticipated, though, was that he would drive a Toyota in all non-clashing World Endurance Championship races: at Fuji - a circuit owned by Toyota - they're seeking a date change, for the United States Grand Prix is scheduled the same weekend.

In the manner of Pedro Rodriguez half a century ago, for Alonso a weekend without a race is a weekend lost. "I think," said Brown, "Fernando would live in a race car if he could."

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