Fernando Alonso top target for Mercedes should Lewis Hamilton leave in 2016

• World champion Briton yet to sign new contract
• Toto Wolff says Alonso and Valtteri Bottas are fall-backs
• Spaniard likely to have exit clauses at McLaren
• Alonso and Button to drive for McLaren in 2015

Fernando Alonso would be top of the list for Mercedes should the Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton fail to agree a new deal with the team beyond 2015, according to their motorsport director Toto Wolff.

Hamilton, who took his second championship in 2014 after winning 11 races, has yet to put pen to paper on a new contract despite both sides talking about their eagerness to stay together.

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