Briatore: “Alonso will be in Mercedes in 2017”


Mercedes-AMG seeks to pilot and the name of Fernando Alonso was not slow to appear among the candidates to occupy the seat of Nico Rosberg. However, Flavio Briatore, perhaps one of the people closest and best known to the pilot spaniard, has ruled out this option. The outside manager and Team Manager of Alonso in his two titles of World Champion has stated in the ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’ you do not see the Spanish rider competing with the ‘arrows of silver’ and that means that Alonso has a contract with McLaren that will end up serving.

In statements to the cited Italian newspaper, Flavio Briatore has stated: Fernando Alonso will not be at Mercedes in 2017. People always think of Fernando when there’s a free seat on one of the best cars. But we have a contract and we will abide”. In this aspect, the discourse has remained unchanged since McLaren-Honda is very similar, since they understand that your pilot will continue in the team: We have a contract with Fernando and he is very happy explained Zak Brown recently one of the television stations that cover the World of Formula 1.

going Back to Briatore, the Italian has explained that the contractual situation that is subject to Fernando Alonso to McLaren is currently very different to the situation at Ferrari in 2014, since the contract with the firm of Maranello kept a clause that the spaniard could leave the team if I couldn’t win the title that year: The situation at Ferrari was different and we had an agreement Luca di Montezemolo. He said that if Fernando Alonso did not win the championship in 2014, would be free to leave. And Luca kept his word. Even Marco Mattiacci offered us a new three-year contract, but we reject him“.