Het zat er al aan te komen. Fernando Alonso vertrekt bij het F1 team van McLaren. Na weken van geruchten hebben de Spaanse coureur en de Britse renstal nu definitief met elkaar gebroken: “it was agreed that it would be in the best interests of both parties to bring the relationship to an end.”
Het is nog niet bekend voor welke team Alonso komend seizoen gaat rijden, of wie de nieuwe coureur wordt bij Mclaren. Laten we in ieder geval hopen voor Fernando dat ie de 722 mag houden…
Hieronder de yadayada uit het persbericht:
“Since I was a boy I had always wanted to drive for McLaren, but sometimes in life things do not work out. I continue to believe that McLaren is a great team. Yes, we have had our ups and downs during the season, which has made it extra-challenging for all of us, and it is not a secret that I never really felt at home. I know there have been suggestions of favouritism within the team and people say a lot of things in the heat of battle, but in the end I was always provided with an equal opportunity to win. Today’s decision allows all of us to focus on 2008, and I wish the team, Vodafone, Banco Santander, Mutua Madrileña and all the other team Partners who I have worked closely with during the year, the best for the future.”
“Everybody at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, especially McLaren’s Spanish Partners Banco Santander and Mutua Madrileña and the team’s title partner Vodafone, want to wish Fernando all the best for the future. He is a great driver but for some reason the combination of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Fernando has not really worked out, and in the end we reached a stage where none of us could find a way to move forward. We all believe that our joint decision to part company is for the best, and we will now continue to focus on our 2008 World Championship challenge.”
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