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The Alonso/McLaren rumours have begun to swirl once more
Just when you thought it was safe to poke your head out from under the covers, the "Fernando Alonso to return to McLaren" rumours emerge again.
This time, though, there's a twist.
Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet has, according to GrandPrix247.com, reported that the Spaniard could team up with McLaren junior Kevin Magnussen (who wrapped up the Formula Renault 3.5 title last weekend) in 2015.
We doubt the credibility of this, largely because it appears to be based on circumstantial evidence.
Magnussen could make his Grand Prix debut next year with Marussia, which benefits from McLaren technical support. McLaren has admitted the Dane is a long-term option for the team, but was too risky to put in as a rookie.
Going further than that, GP247 also states the Bild am Sonntag newspaper as being adamant "there is more to the Alonso-to-McLaren story than mere reports".
Again, no quotes. Circumstantial it may be, but it's not overly farcical...is it?