The strongest assertion that Fernando Alonso could be leading McLaren’s Honda revival came via Ron Dennis’s comments to Italian media last weekend, indicating his would be open to a reunion with the double World Champion.
“Fernando would be welcome back at McLaren. You’re surprised that I’m talking about Fernando? I don’t have any problem,” said Dennis. “The most important thing is for us to win again… In 2015 we have a Honda engine and we need a great driver.”
Responding to praise from rival team-principals over the weekend, Alonso took the opportunity to make a thinly-veiled attack on Ferrari. Saying to AUTOSPORT: “It’s sometimes strange to see good comments and compliments from people from outside, and the opposite from people who are supposed to be close to you.”