Why McLaren is not missing Alonso
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Why McLaren is not missing Alonso

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Fernando Alonso's performances helped paper over the cracks of McLaren's struggles but, with his exit and Stoffel Vandoorne also gone, McLaren gambled on an all-new line-up for 2019 and it has been rewarded for taking the risk

Fernando Alonso was box-office gold for Formula 1, and knew the value of a good story. The next generation of McLaren drivers seem to have similar appreciation.

Impressive 2019 rookie Lando Norris has been snapped up early for 2020, which McLaren F1 CEO Zak Brown says was to avoid being part of the "silly season" this summer. And when Autosport asks Norris about exactly that, and committing to McLaren, Norris shoots back: "I would have loved to be part of the silly season!

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