Bernie Ecclestone Says McLaren Renault Deal Will Keep Fernando Alonso In Formula 1

Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says that the complex McLaren-Renault deal is done.

Although no longer the hands-on F1 leader, the sport's 86-year-old "chairman emeritus" told the London Daily Mail newspaper he has no doubt the McLaren-Honda split paves the way for two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso to stay in the series.

"The Renault deal is all done," Ecclestone said. "Alonso staying is super news."

However, Ecclestone is not sure McLaren's switch from struggling Honda power to customer Renault engines will be a silver bullet for the once-great British team.

"I can't see why McLaren will be any happier with Renault than they are with Honda," Ecclestone said. "It wasn't Honda's fault things didn't work out, it was McLaren's. Every day they had a fight about everything instead of working with them, which was a little bit stupid."

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