Alonso returns to McLaren with a deadline

Posted June 09, 2017

Alonso said at the Canadian Grand Prix on Thursday that he will make a decision based on whether the team is competitive, saying: "If we are winning before September or something like that, I will make a decision, I will stay".

Brown spoke after it was revealed that Honda had failed to produce expected updates for their engines for this weekend's race, the seventh of the season following a miserably disappointing start to the year.

Asked about Brown's remarks, Alonso said: "Zak's comments are probably what you expect for Zak to say".

Fernando Alonso says he will quit Formula 1 if the sport goes ahead with plans to expand the calendar to as many as 25 races. Winning by September is not on the cards for McLaren and his options to go elsewhere are extremely limited but he insisted he would move on.

"We have to win", he said.

Asked to clarify his position, he said: "I joined this project to win the title".

However, with new owners Liberty Media keen to evolve its investment by bolstering F1's reach in the United States and Asia without turning its back on traditional European races or events in Russia, Azerbaijan and the Middle East which pay higher than average hosting fees, adding to the schedule has been mooted instead.

Fernando Alonso's contract with McLaren-Honda expires after this season, but the team doesn't have that long to convince him to stay.

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'I started when the calendar was 16 races, plus the tests, and now we keep increasing the races year after year.

If you say so, Seb.

"I will decide what I am doing after the summer, in September or October, but I want to keep some quality in my life. If it is increasing like NASCAR, which has 40 or 50 races, it isn't for me". The layout of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve means it's very power-limited and therefore dependent on straight-line speed and power. 'But at some point you need to make a decision as to whether that's achievable.

"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". The track itself is similar to Sochi and Monte Carlo, a low-abrasion, low-grip surface with short-duration corners and the tyre selection in Montreal is also the same, including the ultrasoft rubber, which has proved most troublesome for Hamilton.

"After the last race, there was a lot of information for the engineers to be working on but we didn't have all the solutions and the answers at that point", he said.

"We've definitely done some analysis but we will find whether or not we've made progress this weekend".

The three-times world champion, who has won five times at the track, remained optimistic he could put in a good performance.