McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has confirmed that he will sit down with Fernando Alonso at the end of the 2019 Formula One season to discuss the double Formula One world champion’s future with the team.
The Spaniard who is out of contract with the Woking based outfit at the end of the year has been enjoying other racing categories with Toyota Gazoo Racing with great success having won the 24 Hours of LeMans and the 2018/19 FIA WEC title.
The Spaniard will tackle the Dakar Rally in January for Toyota Gazoo Racing in a Hilux alongside Marc Coma.
Brown said that while Alonso remains contracted to the team this year there is no deal in place as yet for 2020.
The Spaniard failed to qualify for this year’s Indianapolis 500 with McLaren with that race the only event he needs to win in order to achieve Motorsports triple crown.
McLaren have their own full time NTT IndyCar Series team with Chevrolet power, the Arrow McLaren SP team have brought in Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew as their full time drivers for 2020 and it is possible that Fernando Alonso may enter the race in a third McLaren entry however Paddock Eye understands that the Spaniard has also held exploratory talks with Michael Andretti and Andretti Autosport.
It is unlikely however that Andretti will run a car for Fernando Alonso because as it stands they have five full time cars competing in the NTT IndyCar Series for 2020 and have a technical partnership with Meyer Shank Racing through Andretti Technologies for 2020 with Jack Harvey driving the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda so adding a seventh car for Fernando Alonso could be a stretch too far.