McLaren boss Zak Brown confirmed without doubt that Fernando Alonso will not be returning to the team for the 2021 F1 season, as he remains happy with the current pairing of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris.
With Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne behind the wheel of their uncompetitive car in 2018, McLaren opted to shake things up after the conclusion of that season, with Sainz and Norris coming in to replace the aforementioned pair, while Andreas Seidl was recruited as new team principal.
The changes worked like a charm, as they established themselves as ‘best of the rest’ team behind Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull.
Therefore, Brown doesn’t want to curb the continued progress by bringing Alonso back.
“No. We are in a different place now,” he said when asked if the team would consider a return for the two-time world champion.
“That’s not a reflection on him, we have two great young drivers [Sainz and Norris] who are really fast that are working well together.
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