Hey :hello: I figured that the rather odd downfall of Mclaren in F1 deserved its own thread as it's something that will most likely continue to drag on until either they withdraw or they regain their footing at (or near) the top of the table. The latest development in this saga being that although Alonso is contracted to race next year, we might not actually be seeing him.... Fernando Alonso could take a sabbatical from Formula 1 next year, McLaren boss Ron Dennis says. A sabbatical? Jesus christ. I'm unsure how comfortable I'd be if I were an investor in Mclaren Motorsport right now.