18 Dec 2013

McLaren say they'd sign Alonso again

5:51 am on 18 December 2013

The McLaren chairman Ron Dennis says he'd have no problem if Fernando Alonso rejoined the Formula 1 team.

The two men fell out dramatically when Alonso raced for McLaren in 2007.

But asked if he would object to the Spaniard returning, Dennis says one has to recognise the first objective of any grand prix team is to win races.

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh initially tried to sign the double world champion for 2014 following tensions between Alonso and Ferrari this season, but has now switched his attentions to getting him for 2015.

Alonso, runner-up to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in three of the last four seasons, is contracted to Ferrari until the end of 2016 and said in September that he hoped to extend his stay with the Italian team.