All time Formula One points holder and two times World Champion Fernando Alonso faces a choice in the coming weeks. Having conceded this year’s driver’s title despite wrangling the absolute maximum potential from an under-performing Ferrari, he must choose whether to dismount the prancing horse or to try and tame it for one more season. With the new turbo era set to begin next year, along with the return of in-season testing, it should be a clean slate for all teams to start from and arguably the perfect opportunity for Alonso to add to his world championships. However, rumour has it that Ferrari are struggling to build an engine to conform with the new fuel consumption requirements, and could be up to 100hp down on the likes of Mercedes.
Put yourself in Alonso’s shoes for a moment. Do you stay or do you go?