After two weeks of intense speculation about his future, the two-time, world champion Spaniard said his plans were clear and he was not thinking of retiring before the end of his contract which runs until 2017.
Asked if he would still be racing for McLaren next year, he said: "Yes, of course… And 2017, yes." Teammate Briton Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion, has agreed to stay with the team next year.
Alonso said also that his radio comments in Japan had not caused any problems within the team.
In that race, he said the performance of his Honda engine was “embarrassing" and he also compared it to the units used by cars racing in junior category GP2.