Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.
Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016.
“I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. “But he can’t just go to McLaren because he has a contract that he can’t get out of unless he’s sacked. Sometimes you choose a car and you’re wrong.”
Mercedes team chairman Lauda, however, may not be right.