Could Fernando Alonso Land A Seat At Williams?

As the latter half of the 2017 Formula One season gets underway, new reports state Fernando Alonso’s future in the sport could enter a new chapter.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport speculates that the two-time world champion may look to drive for Williams in the 2018 season.

Most pundits believe Alonso is still one of the best three drivers in the sport but neither Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull Racing are interested in signing him, seemingly leaving him with just three options. One, to stay with McLaren and hope Honda gets its act together. Two, leave McLaren for a mid-field team or three, retire from Formula One.

Switching to Williams would finally give Alonso a car with a competitive Mercedes engine but at this stage, the squad appears far away from challenging for podiums let alone race wins.

Autosport asserts that Alonso could take the gamble to drive for a mid-tier team in 2018 in the hopes that when a number of contracts of top drivers expire for 2019, he will be able to muscle his way into a championship-winning team.

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  • FlameWater

    You can take pretty boy billionaire son Lance Strolls spot he won’t be missed.

    • gary4205

      The kid is pretty good. The car and team are not. The Williams team is completely lost.

  • gbmike25

    If he keeps this trend he should make it to F3 in no time….. c’mon, why the hell would he go to Williams?!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Sadly, yes, Williams is a step up from McLaren. I mean, they finish.

    • Vassilis

      They aren’t for the long-term though.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Possibly but how much long-term does Fredo have? And if he goes to Williams for a year, he can participate in silly season 2019.

        • Vassilis

          Alonso wants to win the title. He can’t do that with Williams. He can do it with McLaren if their engine is sorted. He can still participate in silly season 2019 if he stays where he is.

          • Six Thousand Times

            Huge “if,” though.

          • Vassilis

            Still more of chance than Williams though :p

          • Six Thousand Times

            Not if McLaren keeps Honda power. That seems unlikely now but remember when Red Bull was sure to divorce Renault? Lance Stroll was able to put a Williams on the podium in Canada so put a master like Alonso in one and…?

          • Vassilis

            Again though, Alonso wants to win the championship. Not get an occasional lucky podium or consistent point finishes. Williams is a great team but unfortunately they haven’t got the necessary budget to mount a serious title challenge.

  • rover10

    Williams needs a top line driver to show its true colours. Alonso would be just the right person to achieve that. The current drivers won’t deliver in a decent enough timeframe.

  • velsatissweden

    Fernando.
    Come back.
    We need You!
    Desperatly

    Renault F1 team

  • gary4205

    Alonzo is going to drive Indy Cars in America. He will be a front runner for the championship the second he steps foot in America.

    And the fans love him!

    He doesn’t need the money, and just wants to win.

    That ain’t gonna happen for him in F1. Period.

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