GP Abu Dhabi: Alonso, surprised by the words of Ron Dennis on a possible one-year sabbatical


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In a clique of british media, the executive director of McLaren, Ron Dennis, surprised to declare that he did not rule out the possibility that Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical year if the McLaren-Honda did not give signs of progress ahead of next season. “it Is clear that Fernando will end his career with McLaren, but my mind is open to everything and some of the ideas involve that kind of considerations, sabbaticals, and so on. When you have a decision to make, what we will do together, but at this time, our pilots, two of the best in the world, are Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button”.

Alonso, in a statement shortly after being flanked in Q1 as a result of a puncture, showed his surprise by the words of Ron Dennis, and he insisted that it will be in the grill.“I will be, I will be”, ” said the spaniard. “I have Not spoken with him, so I don’t think that is true. It is always the same story: Rum or other pilot to say something and then I have to answer and guess what they wanted to say. I think that, when it speaks, you have the opportunity to ask directly to him, but I don’t know what that meant”.

when Asked if the comments of Dennis could be a way of exerting pressure to improve your performance, Fernando Alonso pointed out that it is to the other side to where it should look: “If you want to put pressure on someone, I am sure that is not me; must be to Honda to do a good job during the winter. Obviously, we have to wait for the next year, when we take up contact with the track, be competitive and also have something more than luck, and have a few wheels that hold more than one back”, finished off the English, in allusion to the problem that prevented him from progressing to Q2 in Abu Dhabi.