Alonso, Formula 1 racing driver and two - time World Champion, is biding his time at McLaren next year, and is prepared to wait it out even if he does not achieve instant success in 2015.
The 33 year-old managed to talk his way out of a deal at Ferrari, where he spent five seasons, two years before the end of his contract to join McLaren in November. He was with Ferrari since September 2009, when he replaced Kimi Raikkonen.
Alonso was tempted by McLaren's prospects of their new engine partnership with Honda; from start of the 2015 season, McLaren's Formula 1 cars will race using Honda engines and energy recovery system, which became one of the most successful and powerful in Formula 1 history during the 1980s and 1990s. The Spaniard is keen to re-unite with Honda on their return to Formula 1, saying "My first go kart was a McLaren Honda replica when I was three years old". He has also visited their factory in Japan and was impressed with Honda's commitment.
It has been a difficult period over the last couple of years at McLaren, as they haven't won a race for two years, but Alonso is adamant that there are going to be green shoots of recovery in 2015, with a strong team focus on 100 % delivery.
Alonso feels he did not deliver his best, and there was some unfinished business with McLaren-Honda, after the time he spent with them in 2007 was unsuccessful and ultimately ended in his departure. When he first joined McLaren in early 2007, he was the world champion. A few months later, in his second race for McLaren, he secured his first win. He was then partnered with Lewis Hamilton. In November 2007 he terminated his contract with them, after several stormy months and heavy disagreements with team boss Ron Dennis.
The relationship with Dennis is on a mend now; Alonso fills more mature, seven years on, and wants to come back to offer his best; his current, firm, three-year deal with McLaren gives him no facility to leave before the end of 2017. No way out this time!
Alonso is also famous for the fans phenomenon known as "Alonsomania"; his army of fans follow him around, which increases interest in Formula 1. Let's hope for a super competitive 2015 Alonsomania".