McLaren confirm Alonso in ambassador role, testing duties confirmed

Fernando Alonso has been confirmed as a McLaren ambassador following his departure from racing in Formula One.

The two-time champion will help advise the engineers and drivers in the team as well as test the 2019 and 2020 cars.

This perhaps will keep Fernando’s foot in the door if he decides to make a full racing comeback in 2021.

“Fernando is part of the McLaren family. He has set his place in the team’s history and continues to write his chapter of the McLaren story,” said McLaren Racing Chief Executive, Zak Brown.

“So it is entirely appropriate that we formalise his status as a McLaren ambassador, joining another double champion, Mika Häkkinen.”

Fernando will be racing with McLaren in this years Indy500 as he looks to become only the second driver in history to take the coveted triple-crown.

“Becoming a McLaren ambassador is a true honour. It is a special team, and despite the challenges we have endured recently, it remains so.” Said Fernando Alonso.

“We have the Indianapolis 500 in May of course, which I am looking forward to immensely, but this is just the beginning of many things we can do together.”

“I am particularly passionate about nurturing young talent, whether that’s with my own team or helping the new generation of Formula 1 drivers at McLaren unlock their true potential.”

Copyright: McLaren Racing

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