King Juan Carlos of Spain gave reporters a scoop at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Juan Carlos had arrived at the race to support Alonso and to enjoy the last Grand Prix of the season which saw Lewis Hamilton clinch victory and claim a second world title. But the former monarch caused almost as many headlines by telling reporters all about his chat with Alonso before the race. 'He told me he is going to McLaren' said the king. It's been widely speculated but not officially confirmed - yet. But then if a king says something, surely that must make it so?
Primicia del Rey Juan Carlos: "@alo_oficial me ha dicho que se va a McLaren" #A3F1AbuDabi http://t.co/obC1StvfQn pic.twitter.com/9O5AxOhW6dJuan Carlos didn't seem to mind his little slip and was later seen driving around the Grand Prix event with Alonso in a golf cart. The news is expected to be firmed up by the firm in the next few days. And Fernando Alonso can add a new claim to fame to his CV - he's the only world champion with a king for his spokesman.
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