Alonso reaffirms commitment to McLaren in wake of Mercedes rumors

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He shouldn’t need to, but it seems that Fernando Alonso has to keep saying “I’m all in at McLaren” in the wake of the rumors or possibility he could become available to switch to Mercedes, replacing retired World Champion Nico Rosberg.

Alonso and new McLaren Honda driver Stoffel Vandoorne have both stopped at the McLaren Technology Center today, with each driver describing their commitment to the project.

Alonso will enter his third and last year of his contract with the team this year.

“I believe in this project, I’m committed, and I want to be World Champion with McLaren Honda. That’s my only goal,” Alonso told those present at the MTC, via a McLaren tweet out today.

The two-time World Champion made a significant stride this year, with an advancement from 11 points and 17th place in the Driver’s Championship in 2015, to 54 points and 10th this year.