Mercedes to replace Nico Rosberg with Fernando Alonso
Mercedes have confirmed Fernando Alonso is being ‘considered’ as a potential replacement for Nico Rosberg – but Pascal Wehrlein remains the favourite to succeed the retired world champion.
After Rosberg’s stunning bombshell, the Silver Arrows are short of time before pre-season testing begins in February to find his replacement and short of options. All of the sport’s top drivers are under contract for next season leaving Mercedes‘ hierarchy in a difficult predicament.
But if the F1 purists had their way, there would be no hesitation inside Mercedes at trying to entice Alonso, the two-time world champion, to drive alongside Lewis Hamilton in a blockbuster partnership that would instantly adorn the 2017 season with Box Office allure.