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BREAKING NEWS: Alonso to stay with McLaren

115   //    19 Oct 2017, 21:16 IST
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McLaren's Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso has agreed a new deal to remain with McLaren for the 2018 Formula One season. 

The two-time Formula One champion has been critical of his team in a frustrating season that has only brought him 10 points.

McLaren will switch from Honda to Renault power units next year after a 2017 to forget and Alonso has decided to stay put as Stoffel Vandoorne's team-mate.

The Spaniard said: "It's fantastic to be able to continue my relationship with everybody at McLaren. 

"It was always where my heart was telling me to stay, and I really feel at home here. This is a fantastic team, full of incredible people, with a warmth and friendliness that I've never experienced elsewhere in Formula 1. I'm incredibly happy to be racing here.

"Just as important, McLaren has the technical resource and financial strength to be able to very quickly win races and world championships in F1. Although the last few years have not been easy, we have never forgotten how to win, and I believe we can achieve that again soon.

"The last three years have given us the momentum to plan and build for the future, and I'm looking forward to that journey.

"I'm excited for our future together – and I'm already working hard to make it a success."

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