In the few days between Austria and Silverstone, Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has played down reports Alonso might return, while McLaren’s Eric Boullier said the British team needs a fully committed driver for 2018.
And Flavio Briatore, involved in Alonso’s management, was quoted as saying McLaren needs a “revolution” in order to convince the Spaniard to stay.
“Marchionne? Nothing to say. Flavio? Nothing to say — and I read something else today too. Nothing to say,” Alonso told Spanish media at Silverstone.