Fernando Alonso meets with Formula 1 boss Chase Carey after threat to quit

Fernando Alonso, who Carey says is “one of our biggest stars”, warned in Montreal that if Carey follows through with apparent plans to expand the calendar to 25 races, he will quit.

Then, Spanish media published a photo of Alonso sitting down in the McLaren hospitality area with American Carey in Montreal.

“Yes, I wanted to talk to him,” Alonso told AS .

“He wished me luck for Indianapolis and I told him that if I saw him in Canada I wanted to personally thank him.

“I showed him all my support to improve F1 and that I am here for everything he needs.”

As for the quit threat, however, Alonso seems determined that 25 races a season is too much in terms of balancing his “lifestyle”.

Yet Carey said on Friday that there is nothing to worry about, at least for 2018.

Sunday’s race in Canada will mark the seventh of 20 grands prix in 2017.

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