teabagyokel I would not say that seeing it was obvious that since Ferrari had some Mexican sponsorship and Haas was the B Team that he might get the drive to help gain exposure for the teams in the Americas
I think the silly one was Raikkonen given he was but all his replacements cost just as much except Hulkenberg and they could not offer the drivers any long term plan
Even more silly is the constant Alonso will he stay or will he go with Mclaren at the back
Well not quite the earliest... didn't Alonso himself sign his previous McLaren and Ferrari contracts years in advance?
Always seemed to me like a strange way of operating. Signing contracts years in advance when you don't even know about who will be in charge of the technical side by the time you get to actually drive the car?