Let’s be honest, no one deserves to be stuck driving this year’s McLaren Honda, particularly Fernando Alonso who is clearly a much, much, much better driver than his 2015 points haul will show.
Now after a dismal first season back with his old pal Ron, there’s now been talk of Alonso taking a sabbatical in 2016 if the McLaren comes fitted with a ‘GP2 engine’ again.
Ron Dennis openly spoke to the media ahead of Abu Dhabi that all sorts of options have been discussed for next season, even the potential of Alonso taking a year out.
“I have an open mind to anything, and some of the ideas have involved those sorts of considerations, yes, sabbatical years etcetera,” said big Ron.
Unsurprisingly Alonso denied it all straight after qualifying only to later admit he’d “discussed many ideas, crazy ideas” with his team for next year.
So, if you were Fernando, what would you do?