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Inside Line: Why are McLaren considering Alonso for testing?

Fernando Alonso is a great racing driver, we trumpeted his massiveness at the Daytona 24 Hours last month… but now with Formula 1 testing approaching fast, I must don my McLaren fan for life cap and ask some questions of the team I have supported since Ron Dennis was handed the keys all those years ago. The great Spaniard who was always jinxed at Woking, and vice versa, was handed a dog of a car for the past four years and to his credit he drove it like no other, rolled up his sleeves and went to war every time he stepped in the lame donkeys he was handed to go take on the stallions. However, as a good a race driver that he is, how good is he at developing a car? Evolving it? As...
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