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- Updated: February 20, 2018
Mercedes star driver Lewis Hamilton has recently been linked with a shock return to McLaren at the end of his current contract with the Silver Arrows.
One of his fiercest rivals on the track, and current McLaren driver Fernando Alonso was quizzed about the possibility of teaming up with Hamilton if this move went through.
As things stand, Alonso has already spoken about how he hopes to give Hamilton a run for his money in the current Formula One campaign.
While Mercedes has reportedly opened negotiations with Hamilton on an extension to his current deal, McLaren recently made a cheeky claim that it would be more than interested to get Hamilton on board if the opportunity presented itself.
However, judging by Alonso’s reaction to the entire matter, you can argue that the Spaniard did not seem overly excited by the prospect of being reunited with Hamilton. One may assume that this is largely due to the fact that he would lose the pleasure of being the team’s main driver in such an eventuality.
“Right now, yes [that would be incredible],” Alonso told Spanish newspaper AS.
“Because he won last year, but two years ago it could have been Rosberg, who ended as champion.
“And a few years ago, someone else. I don’t know.”
McLaren executive director Zak Brown was the one who started all this speculation when he suggested that Hamilton is a driver that al teams would love to have and that McLaren is no different in this regard.
“I don’t think there’s a team in the pitlane that wouldn’t be interested in having Lewis drive for them, us included,” Brown said.
“If anyone got Lewis, it would be great for the team.
“He has a great history here and he is very friendly with the shareholders.”