Fernando Alonso unveiled as McLaren ambassador, will test F1 car in 2019

Baku, February 28, AZERTAC

McLaren has confirmed Fernando Alonso will test its 2019 Formula One car at some point this year, according to ESPN.

"Fernando is part of the McLaren family," CEO Zak Brown said. "He has set his place in the team's history and continues to write his chapter of the McLaren story, so it is entirely appropriate that we formalize his status as a McLaren ambassador, joining another double champion, Mika Häkkinen.

"Becoming a McLaren ambassador is a true honor," Alonso said.

"It is a special team, and despite the challenges we have endured recently, it remains so. I said before I stopped racing in Formula One last year that I see myself with McLaren for a long-time to come, so I am delighted at this new role and the ability to stay closely involved with the team I feel is my spiritual home,” he added.

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