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Alonso to McLaren, Vettel to Ferrari (11th Update) UPDATE #11
Romain Grosjean smiling at the prospect of driving a Mercedes-powered car in 2015.
This article from Autosport says Romain Grosjean is likely to be back with Lotus in 2015. The Enstone-based team of course already has Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado on the books for next year, and seem likely to retain the Frenchman. Lotus recently announced they will run Mercedes power units, which have dominated the 2014 season, next year.

This is also further evidence that Fernando Alonso, who won the 2005and 2006 World Championships with the forerunner of Lotus, Renault, is off to McLaren. Of course, Alonso going to McLaren will leave a vacancy at Ferrari, which is expected to be filled by Sebastian Vettel.

For more on the Alonso to McLaren saga, see Brian Carroccio's article from last week.

AR1 Staff

10/15/14 This rumor, which AR1.com first revealed way back on May 10th, is now about to become 'fact' with the news that Alonso is leaving Ferrari, to be replaced by Sebastian Vettel making a reported $80 million per year, and Alonso almost definitely going to McLaren with Honda power.

10/04/14 Contrary to the majority of the rumors placing Alonso at McLaren and Vettel at Ferrari, our sources tell us it is still up in the air and we could see Vettel to McLaren and Alonso to sit out a year or drive a third Mercedes if the rules allow it.

10/03/14 With today's announcement that Vettel is leaving Red Bull, we are upgrading this rumor to 'strong' as it appear likely he is indeed headed to Ferrari while Alonso moves from Ferrari to McLaren.

No Ferrari for Alonso in 2015?
(GMM)  Not many well-informed insiders in the Suzuka paddock still believe Fernando Alonso will be a Ferrari driver in 2015.

In fact, the growing consensus is that the Spaniard's contract termination will be made public after the Japanese grand prix weekend.

It appears that the most likely destinations for Alonso are either McLaren or Red Bull.

Eric Boullier thinks the Woking team's looming works Honda status makes McLaren the obvious favorite.

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