Alonso set for McLaren switch
Fernando Alonso (in pic) is set to join McLaren, with the former two-time world champion’s move due to be confirmed before the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 23, according to a report on the Autosport magazine website published on Monday. Last month Luca de Montezemolo, the outgoing chief of Ferrari, the Spaniard’s current team, said the 2005 and 2006 world champion would leave the Italian giants at the end of the current campaign, two years before his contract expires, because of their failure to provide him with a car where he could challenge for a third world title. Alonso finished sixth in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix and the 33-year-old is currently fifth in the overall standings for this season. But even with the innovation of double-points for the season’s climax in the UAE, there is no way he can win the title.