Cape Town - Fernando Alonso is looking to announce his future before the
United States Grand Prix weekend Oct 20 - Oct 22, but still "needs more
information" whether to stay at McLaren.
The Woking team are very confident the Spaniard will sign a
new deal now that Honda have been replaced by Renault as their engine
suppliers, yet he has revealed to the press that he still has not made his mind
"Probably in the next break it will be good to make the
final decision," said Alonso in the paddock at Malaysia. "I think
between Malaysia and Japan, we will be busy here working at the track.
"But definitely after Japan that will probably be my
wish, my deadline, to make the decision happen – and choose whatever I feel is
"I want to be competitive next year. I want to be back
on the podiums. I want to be back in victory. I want to fight for the world
championship, and I still need some more information to make this decision.
"But at the same time I remain optimistic, because
McLaren is one of the best, or the best team in the history of the sport in F1.
So I think we have everything to make it happen."