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Alonso: I talked to Toto after Rosberg quit

When Nico Rosberg decided to hang up his helmet immediately after winning the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship, you can bet that Toto Wolff's phone lit up with replacement wannabes and it has now emerged that he even had a chat with Fernando Alonso. At that point, the Spaniard's career had stagnated amid the failed Honda partnership, so it was obvious to call the boss of the sport's most dominant team. In an interview with Man in Town magazine, Alonso revealed, 'In the past, I have had contact with Mercedes.' 'Already in 2016 when Nico Rosberg decided to quit, I talked to Toto Wolff but in the end, we never reached a definitive yes, I was McLaren and it was not easy to find solutions.'...
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