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Why McLaren is not missing Alonso

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Why McLaren is not missing Alonso
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Jul 23, 2019, 8:52 AM

With Fernando Alonso absent from Formula 1 in 2019 and Stoffel Vandoorne also gone, McLaren entered the season with an all-new line-up. And Carlos Sainz Jr and Lando Norris have already shone brightly enough to earn fresh deals for 2020

Fernando Alonso was box-office gold for Formula 1, and knew the value of a good story. The next generation of McLaren drivers seem to have similar appreciation.

Impressive 2019 rookie Lando Norris has been snapped up early for 2020, which McLaren F1 CEO Zak Brown says was to avoid being part of the "silly season" this summer. And when Motorsport.com asks Norris about exactly that, and committing to McLaren, Norris shoots back: "I would have loved to be part of the silly season!

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