Mercedes F1 Team Eyeing to Reunite Alonso and Hamilton Under Its Banner

Giancarlo Perlas December 7, 2016

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The retirement of Nico Rosberg from Formula One is still sinking in. However, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team is now struggling to find a worthy replacement of the 2016 World Champion in the group’s drivers lineup.

According to BBC Sport, Toto Wolff revealed in an interview that the Mercedes F1 team is considering McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso as a possible replacement for Rosberg. The motorsport head of Mercedes said that the “talent, speed and experience” of Alonso makes him a strong candidate for the vacant position.

Based on the report, there are a couple of issues that may arise in the acquisition of Alonso though. First, Mercedes will have to buy out the driver’s contract with his current team, which may prove to be very expensive. Wolff stated that they need to weigh all the other options due to the mentioned factor.

Second, it should be reminded that the main reason why Alonso left McLaren was due to his deteriorating relationship with his then-partner Lewis Hamilton. While it has already been a decade since the beef between Hamilton and Alonso happened, there is no guarantee that their relationship will not be as rocky as before.

If the Alonso-Hamilton tandem comes into fruition, we might see another intense battle taking place between the two drivers, especially if they are once again in the most dominant team of the sport. The pairing might be hard to balance on the part of Mercedes F1 team, but it should come as a big treat to us fans.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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