Decision imminent on Alonso future

The future of Fernando Alonso looks set to be clarified on Tuesday after the Spaniard started a countdown clock on a Twitter post.

Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso   -  Getty Images

Fernando Alonso looks set to make a statement about his future on Tuesday after posting a cryptic message on Twitter.

Alonso's current contract with McLaren is set to expire at the end of the season and he has been linked with a move to Red Bull and Ferrari – should he decide to stay in Formula One.

A permanent move to another classification is also an option for the Spaniard as he chases motorsport's triple crown.

Alonso already has two legs of that achievement having added the Le Mans 24 Hours to his two Monaco Grand Prix successes.

That only leaves the Indianapolis 500 for the 37-year-old to win and a permanent move to IndyCar has also been mooted.

And fans may not have to wait long to find his plans after he posted "14-08" on Twitter with a countdown clock.