Alonso steps up feud with Dennis
Fernando Alonso has launched a scathing attack on McLaren and team boss Ron Dennis, claiming once again the team are "never going to be favourable" towards him.
The back-to-back world champion feels the team have given preferential to his team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who still leads the Formula One world championship going into the final race in Brazil despite a pit mishap at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend.
Alonso, who trails Hamilton by just four points going into the race at Interlagos, was quoted in the Daily Express saying: “We are going to try to make the impossible possible. But I know the team are never going to be favourable towards me.”
Alonso also stepped up his personal feud with Dennis, blaming him for the team’s off-track problems this year and hinting that he has struggled to get on with drivers at McLaren in the past.
“He (Ron Dennis) is behind many of the scandals McLaren have been involved in off the track this year,” Alonso said.
“Each one has his own philosophy, he has his, and we all understand it. I have spoken a lot with (David) Coulthard, (Juan Pablo) Montoya, Kimi (Raikkonen). They have all left the team and found a lot of happiness. There must be a reason.”
Dennis has promised a fair fight between his drivers in Brazil.
“We will do everything in order that our drivers have the right opportunity to win the world championship,” he said.
“Both of them need to do different things and the team will be supportive of that.“