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McLaren’s Selection of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button Was the Right Decision

In the end, the wait was worth it. On Thursday morning, McLaren ended months of speculation over their driver line-up, announcing Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button as their race drivers for 2015. Kevin Magnussen, who was impressive, but not spectacular in his rookie campaign, will take a step back, becoming the team's test and reserve driver. Alonso is one of the top drivers in the world, and it was a coup for McLaren to sign him away from Ferrari. He will now headline the return of Honda as McLaren's engine supplier starting next year. But Alonso's arrival in Woking was a mere formality—an open secret in the paddock since Sebastian Vettel kicked off the game of musical race seats at the Japanese Grand Prix by...

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