Today it was announced that Alonso will not be driving for McLaren in the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship.
Fernando’s relationship with Ron Dennis has been well publicized throughout the year and neither of them seemed very happy with the situation.
This is what Alonso had to say:
Since I was a boy I had always wanted to drive for McLaren, but sometimes in life things do not work out, I continue to believe that McLaren is a great team.
Yes, we have had our ups and downs during the season, which has made it extra-challenging for all of us, and it is not a secret that I never really felt at home. I know there have been suggestions of favouritism within the team and people say a lot of things in the heat of battle, but in the end I was always provided with an equal opportunity to win.
Today’s decision allows all of us to focus on 2008, and I wish the team, Vodafone, Banco Santander, Mutua MadrileÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â±a and all the other team partners who I have worked closely with during the year, the best for the future.
So who is Alonso going to drive for? Is it going to be Toyota, or some even think Red Bull?
It’s going to be interesting next year – let’s wait and see what happens.