Fernando Alonso has dismissed rumours that he could quit Formula One mid-season. The McLaren-Honda driver has been vocal about his… disappointment in the 2017 car, but says he will stick with the team. Alonso, who has a history of picking the wrong team at the wrong time, has been open about his criticism of the McLaren Honda since the manufacturers returned to F1 back in 2015. Almost as old as his complaining are the rumours that the Spaniard is close to quitting. "In Spain, if one ex-driver or motorbike driver has an interview, there's always one question about Alonso, how difficult the situation is," Alonso said. "Everyone is quite close to me, and it's like I have a depression. It's not like that." One such comment came from his old friend Mark Webber at the Australian GP, who said Alonso was "frustrated" and that Stoffel Vandoorne might have a different team mate before the end of the season. Before the start of the season, Alonso was still "100% committed to winning". It's unlikely that a difficult preseason testing would have knocked him back from that passion to be successful again. And, after almost finishing inside the points at Melbourne (Alonso retired, but had been running in 10th earlier in the race), he's optimistic. "I'm in F1, I'm delivering at my best, I'm more prepared than ever, I'm performing I think at my best," he said. "You know the team is not very competitive right now. Ok, it' true. Nothing we can do from one day to another, so it's hard work. "At the same time, I think the team is expecting an extra job from me now, an extra result from me, as we did in Australia. The predictions, the simulator, they said that we are last, and we were 10th. "In China, if the prediction says we are last, hopefully Alonso is in the points." So, Alonso is committed to completing the season. After that, with his contract up for renewal, who knows. For more Formula One news and discussions head over to the RaceDepartment Formula One sub forum and join in with your fellow community members. Do you believe Alonso, or will he quit before the end of the season? Do you think he’ll stay for another season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.