Fernando Alonso has said not to expect an announcement on his future before the 2018 summer break begins.
That will now have a trickle-down effect on the rest of the grid, with Alonso weighing up whether to quit Formula 1 altogether and pursue other opportunities in other racing categories.
“I didn’t have time to think in June or July to be honest,” said Alonso, who has had the small matter of a Formula 1 triple header and the Le Mans 24 Hours race.
“I had quite an intense month.
“Probably in August, when I’m at the beach tanning, it will be time to think a little bit more.”
Alonso finished P12 in FP1 and then P17 in FP2 ahead of the German Grand Prix, 1.7 seconds down on the quickest Red Bull which has the same Renault engine.