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Feature: Fernando Alonso's legacy is tainted? Not so fast…

The word ‘retire’ was absent. Fernando Alonso left the door ajar indeed for a McLaren return sometime should things improve. But you’d hardly know it. And, as a matter of probability, we have cause for doubt. For him time is not to be denied. We may recall also that previous McLaren pilots Jenson Button and Mika Hakkinen didn’t officially retire when they as good as retired.  It seems we’ve all made our minds up anyway, judging by the flood of reviews of Alonso as man and driver that have followed in the short time since his announcement that he won’t be an F1 driver next year. All have come with an air of finality.  And that’s not the...
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