Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Alonso uncomfortable at Mclaren

So much for Mclaren’s communications clamp down. Fernando Alonso has gone on record this week with comments that effectively accuse the Woking-based outfit of favouring Lewis Hamilton.

“I am with a British teammate in a British team – and everyone knows that all of their support and their help is for him,” he told the Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

“But I have always understood this and I do not complain about it,” he added.

Complete trite. Continued…

There is no way you are going to convince me that Alonso joined Mclaren and went into this season believing that he would be anything other than the team’s leader and main championship contender.

I don’t know quite what Alonso is trying to achieve with these comments but it is completely ludicrous – and even insulting to the mechanics – to suggest that Mclaren have been favouring Hamilton, especially after Monaco.

It smacks of the Prost outbursts in the early 90s over favouritism from Mclaren and Honda to Ayrton Senna, when in fact he was just slower than the Brazilian.

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