Double World Champion Fernando Alonso has signed what is described as a 'multi-year' contract to stay at McLaren after the conclusion of the current season. Alonso and McLaren have not secured the results either party would expect at the beginning of the renewed relationship back in 2015, however the Spanish former champion has reaffirmed his commitment to the once great McLaren team heading into to a new era of Renault power by signing what is considered to be a 'multi-year' extension to his original three year contract with the Woking outfit. “It’s fantastic to be able to continue my relationship with everybody at McLaren,” said Alonso. “It was always where my heart was telling me to stay, and I really feel at home here. This is a fantastic team, full of incredible people, with a warmth and friendliness that I’ve never experienced elsewhere in Formula 1. I’m incredibly happy to be racing here. “Just as important, McLaren has the technical resource and financial strength to be able to very quickly win races and world championships in F1. Although the last few years have not been easy, we have never forgotten how to win, and I believe we can achieve that again soon." The 36-year-old has ended speculation that he may be willing to walk away from Formula One at the end of the current season, with rides in both endurance racing or IndyCar often muted as possible destinations for the driver should he decide on a change of scene from the series in which he has raced since making his debut for Minardi back in 2001. With the partnership once again renewed between team and driver, the possibility does remain for Alonso to potentially take part in races outside of his current Grand Prix programme, something that McLaren have shown to be willing to allow with the famous venture into the Indy 500 earlier this year, and now that the team are leaving the manufacturer backing of Honda for 2018 doors could be opened for Alonso and maybe even McLaren to try their hand at different disciplines in future years.. For more from Formula One, check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment and join in with your fellow community members. Happy to see Alonso commit to McLaren again for future seasons? Let us know in the comments section below!