F1 news: McLaren want Daniel Ricciardo to replace Fernando Alonso if he quits at end of season

McLAREN want Daniel Ricciardo to replace Fernando Alonso if the Spaniard quits F1 at the end of the season.

Alonso’s £25million-a-year deal with the Woking team expires at the end of the year.

 McLaren want Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo to replace Fernando Alonso if he quits at end of season

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McLaren want Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo to replace Fernando Alonso if he quits at end of season

The 36-year-old he has made no secret of the fact he has grown fed up with F1.

He won the Le Mans 24 Hour race last weekend.

And he has set his sights on winning the Indy 500 to complete motorsport’s ‘triple crown’ to add to his victories in the Monaco GP.

McLaren’s preference is to keep hold of the two-time world champion.

 Fernando Alonsos deal with McLaren ends at the season of the season and he has grown tired of F1

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Fernando Alonsos deal with McLaren ends at the season of the season and he has grown tired of F1

Daniel Ricciardo wins the Monaco F1 GP as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel reflect on an amazing race

However, if he decides to walk, then they want Ricciardo.

The likeable Aussie, who currently drives for Red Bull, says he wants to make a decision about his own future before F1’s summer break in August.

Riccardo has impressed this year with two wins in China and Monaco and he has out-classed his teammate and rival Max Verstappen.

McLAREN want Daniel Ricciardo to replace Fernando Alonso if the Spaniard quits F1 at the end of the season.