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Formula One: Alonso hints at McLaren exit after nightmare test

AFP , Saturday 11 Mar 2017
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McLaren's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso drives at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya on March 8, 2017 in Montmelo, on the outskirts of Barcelona during the second day of the second week of tests for the Formula One Grand Prix season. (AFP)
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Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso ruled out retiring until he is handed a competitive car as his beleaguered McLaren-Honda suffered more reliability problems to end pre-season testing on Friday.

The Spaniard broke down twice as electrical faults again restricted his running to just 43 laps and the 11th fastest time of 13 drivers. Alonso's contract with McLaren expires at the end of the season.

"I want victories and podiums and if it all goes wrong, I will attack next year," Alonso, 35, told reporters.

"It will give me more motivation to continue. I will not stop driving without a good result, which I think is what I deserve."

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