Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso believes Lewis Hamilton is right to be considering leaving McLaren at the end of this season - and the Spaniard added that his decision to quit the Woking-based team at the end of 2007 was 'the best of my life'.

Speculation about what Hamilton might do has been rampant for some time now, but in the build-up to the Italian Grand Prix last weekend at Monza, it intensified after former team boss-turned-BBC analyst Eddie Jordan said a deal between the Englishman and Mercedes could be 'imminent'.

Indeed on Friday, there was talk that his future could be decided by Singapore with it 'no better than a 50-50 chance' that he will stay with McLaren [see separate story - HERE], and now Alonso has offered his own opinion on the matter.

"It [leaving McLaren] was the best decision I've taken in my life," Alonso said during a media event in Spain this week, according to Marca and SPEEDtv.com, although of course it should be remembered his time in Woking ended badly after the so-called 'Spygate' affair.

"If Hamilton is also evaluating that option [to leave and go to Mercedes], I don't see why anyone should say it is not possible.

"McLaren is a strong team, but they won the World Championship in 2008 only at the last corner of the last race.

"If we remove that title, you have to go back a long way to find another one," he pointed out.

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