Fernando Alonso could be one of the drivers the McLaren team considers using as a reserve for the 2019 Formula 1 season.
The Woking team signed Formula 2 racer Sergio Sette Camara as a reserve driver at the end of 2018, but the Brazilian is not yet eligible for a superlicence as he does not have enough points and could not race in case the team needs a replacement.
Fellow McLaren junior Nyck de Vries does have enough points for a superlicence, but the team hasn't specified a role for the Dutchman.
Two-time world champion Alonso retired from Formula 1 at the end of last season, but remains linked with the team through its Indianapolis 500 project, the Spaniard returning to the event with McLaren this year.
Speaking during the launch of the 2019 car, team boss Zak Brown said McLaren has a number of options should it need a reserve driver.
"Fernando is still part of the team with our Indy 500 project," Brown said. "Gil ultimately leads our kind of driver plan so we have a few plans in directions that we could go if we needed a reserve driver."
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