I return from my holiday to Rome and check SofaF1 to see if anything exciting has happened in Formula 1 and it looks like nothing much has been happening. In fact the most exciting thing that has happened in the world of Formula One is that one of the writers of the popular F1 blog has written a book (is that enough of a plug? No? I WROTE A BOOK BUY IT NOW!!!) but clearly nothing much in the world of F1. But wait a moment, what is this?
Alonso has left McLaren! Finally Ron and Alonso have seen sense and all is right in the world. But where will he go?
The rumours say that he’ll go to Toyota if they can hire Ross Brawn. If that doesn’t happen he’ll go to Renault for a one year contract. But heikki has said he won’t race as a number two.
This leaves Flav with a bit of a problem. If he signs Alonso for a one year contract and then after that year he leaves then where will Renault be? Nelson Piquet Jr. wanted to jump in Trulli’s car by mid season so there’s a risk he’ll leave if Alonso makes him wait (surely Alonso wants Fisi back as his wing man).
There have been a growing number of rumours about Red Bull as a home. Perhaps it would fit, they’ve got the money and their car did seem to be quicker at the end of the season. I don’t think Alonso has ever raced in an unreliable car (although I’m guessing the Minardi wasn’t too hot) and so it would be interesting to see if the switch to Red Bull made the Red Bull more competitive or not.
Or perhaps he’ll go to Williams. I’m sure McLaren would be happy to take Nico Rosberg off their hands. And although people are saying that Alonso needs a lot of money maybe that’s not true. He just wants somebody to put faith in him. With Williams the faith would have to be reciprocal. If Alonso goes to Williams it will be the hand of Senna that will have guided him there.
But what do you think will happen? Comments please, and why not vote in the first pole of the 2008 season!