In a surprise move, alonso signs with McLaren just days after the Vodaphone endorsement recently secured by McLaren. Fernando seems excited about the opportunity but for some reason I can’t help but wonder if this new trend in signing a year in advance has a serious damper for the the current years efforts. How much technology is Renault going to show Fernando? how will that affect his performance?
“I’m very excited about 2007 and the fantastic opportunity to drive for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. It will be a new beginning for me and a tremendous challenge and from what I have heard about this exciting new Partnership there is something to look forward to.
“Obviously I will be sad to leave Renault but sometimes possibilities come along which are just too good to miss. I’m pleased that we are able to make this announcement already now as it will allow my current team and I to focus 100 per cent on defending the World Championships next year.”