Nico Rosberg’s replacement – Honda drivers Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne participated in a day of testing in Japan. They tried all sorts of vehicles. From motorcycles to cars. The Spaniard received some advice from one of the HRC factory riders. Dani Pedrosa.
Honda celebrates the closing of 2016 with its three world champions Marc Marquez (MotoGP), Tim Gajser (MXGO) and Toni Bou (Trial). Everyone is talking about Fernando Alonso as a substitute of Nico Rosberg. In the meantime, the Spaniard is the host of HRC and he has fun on the Motegi circuit with the Honda HRC. Dani Pedrosa is the master. Fernando Alonso is a great fan of MotoGP. During his visit to Mugello, Alonso said: “The atmosphere is incredible and it’s amazing what kids do on their bikes.”
Nico Rosberg’s replacement: Bernie Ecclestone is Surprised
Even Bernie Ecclestone had no idea that Nico Rosberg could decide not to run more in F1. Now, he’s looking for a suitable replacement. Ecclestone admitted that Toto Wolff had not anticipated the important news. “The news was a shock for me as it was for you.” said Ecclestone. “I had dinner with Wolff. But obviously he couldn’t tell me anything.”
Nico Rosberg’s replacement: Bernie likes Alonso Idea
“Nico will have more time to spend his money. That’s all.” said Bernie Ecclestone. However, being careful to commercial repercussions on the product, he has not escaped to talk about the topic “who in his place.” Bernie would not mind Fernando Alonso. “He can, let’s see. In McLaren, now there is another management. Maybe he’s tired of staying there and they are tired of having him…”
Then, Ecclestone doesn’t think that Vettel could go to Mercedes. “I don’t think so. So, I do not think that Sebastian Vettel wants to become the new teammate of Lewis.” said Ecclestone.