F1 Champ Alonzo Signs with McLaren for 2007

What exactly are they giving away over at the McLaren Mercedes F1 team? First sponsor Vodafone leaves Ferrari for MLM, now it's 2005 champ Fernando "soul patch" Alonzo, F1's youngest world champion at 24, who made the jump. What will become of '05 McLaren drivers Kimi Raikkonen, whose #2 status was largely a function of reliability issues, and Juan Pablo Montoya? The speculaton-o-meter is already reading off the charts, but we suspect it's Kimi who will move on to greener paddocks.

Wold [sic] Champion Alonso To Race With Vodafone McLaren Mercedes In 2007 [eMercedesBenz]

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