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McLaren, Honda nearing 'fork in the road'

McLaren, Honda nearing 'fork in the road'

With McLaren driver Fernando Alonso's contract up at the end of the season, the Spaniard has said that he will only consider remaining with McLaren if the team can provide him with a vehicle that can challenge for race wins.

Asked if he would definitely leave McLaren if it was not winning by September, Alonso replied: "You never know, you can not be 100 percent now in June about a decision for next year that I don't even start to consider".

Well, McLaren just said "we're near our limit" and may really cut things off.

More than wanting Honda as an engine partner (which they clearly do or did; or they would have dropped them a year ago), McLaren wants Alonso behind the wheel.

Asked what will keep him at McLaren next season, there was no hesitation from the two-time world champion.

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"I think it will be purely dependent upon does he think we're going to have a competitive race auto next year", said Brown.

Alonso was then questioned about what it would take for him to stay at McLaren beyond the end of the season.

However, an attempt to redesign the power unit layout for 2017 appears to have backfired, leaving McLaren at the foot of the constructors' championship with zero points after six races. He wants to win, he wants to put McLaren in a contender position for championships again. "If we are winning, before September, or something like that, I will make a decision and I will stay".

"That's the only thing I can say now". I can not say 100 per cent about anything now.

"In F1, the third world championship is still my biggest priority", he said. "You never know", he smiled, "you can not be 100 per cent certain in June about a decision for next year that I don't even start to consider".

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"A Formula One auto is still the best one I can drive after 16 years of experience".

When further quizzed about his plans, Alonso said: "You never know, you can not be 100 per cent about the season for next year".

"While I was in Indy I was still keeping up-to-date with the news from Monaco, and Stoffel and Jenson both reported positively on the new upgrades and reliability, so I hope we can continue to see a step forward in Canada".

"I jump in any vehicle in any categories with any tyres and rules, I go there and I am competitive", he said. At this point of my career, I consider a good quality of life is more important than doing more seasons in F1.

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