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Briatore would welcome Alonso return

By Premal Shah on
Though McLaren insists that everything in hunk dory, and that Fernando Alonso will see out the second year of his contract, many, both inside the paddock and outside, believe that the Spaniard's position within the team has become untenable.Speaking at the weekend, the Spaniard said that he was "happy" at McLaren, providing he has a winning car, however he also admitted that there were precious few other drives available.Never one to miss an opportunity - or a fast buck - Renault boss Flavio...Read Full Story

Alonso says he's happy at McLaren

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One minute we are told that all is well at McLaren, then the Spanish media suggests that Fernando Alonso feels un-rewarded.Now, the Spaniard is telling everyone that he's happy at Woking, though admitting that his options elsewhere are limited.With talk of him leaving McLaren at the end of the year, not to mention speculation as to him taking a year's sabbatical or maybe even retiring from the sport, the Spaniard yesterday admitted that his options are limited."There are not many options I...Read Full Story

Surtees: Alonso has shown weakness

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40357 --- Former world champion John Surtees believes Fernando Alonso’s actions during qualifying in Hungary revealed a crack in his armour that will play to team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s advantage. The McLaren drivers were at the centre of controversy in Budapest after Hamilton disregarded team instructions to let Alonso past in the fuel-burn phase of qualifying and the Spaniard responded by delaying his team-mate in the pit lane...Read Full Story

Massa invites Alonso to charity kart race

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070810135856.shtml --- In an apparent peace-offering, Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has invited Fernando Alonso to his annual end-of-season charity go-kart race in Brazil. A report by the news agency Associated Press on Friday claims that, despite their post-race shouting match at the Nurburgring last month following an on-track clash, Massa in Sao Paulo "said he will also invite Alonso for the race in the southern city of...Read Full Story

Alonso not quitting McLaren - Abad

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070809101948.shtml --- Fernando Alonso's manager has played down press speculation that the disgruntled reigning world champion could immediately quit McLaren. With the 26-year-old Spaniard's relationship with the Mercedes-powered outfit at an all time low after the Hungarian Grand Prix, his manager Luis Garcia Abad told the newspaper El Pais that Alonso is not planning to leave McLaren any time soon. Spanish newspapers had...Read Full Story

Ferrari deal for Alonso unlikely

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070808165019.shtml --- Ferrari seemingly not an option for Alonso A veteran F1 engineer has cast doubt on speculation that Ferrari could be a real option for Fernando Alonso in the future. With rumours intensifying by the hour that the reigning world champion might quit McLaren, it is suggested that the Prancing Horse might be his first choice because it is the only other current winner in F1. But fellow Spaniard Joan...Read Full Story

Angry Spanish press side with Alonso

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070806132742.shtml --- The Spanish press sided vigorously against all quarters - except its national hero - after the Hungarian Grand Prix. "Like that, you could win anything," the newspaper Marca said, deriding the circumstances in which Fernando Alonso's McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton won on Sunday. Diario As called Hamilton's win "an immoral triumph" and "the victory of Judas," referring to how the British rookie disobeyed...Read Full Story

Alonso's McLaren future uncertain

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40315 ---Fernando Alonso’s long-term future at McLaren has been thrown into question after speculation grew over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend that he may look to leave the team at the end of the season. The double world champion is contracted to the Mercedes-powered squad until the end of the 2008 season but the future length of that partnership now seems uncertain after the Spaniard’s relationship with team-mate Lewis Hamilton...Read Full Story

Alonso absent from press conference

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40226 --- Fernando Alonso was given permission to miss the Hungarian Grand Prix pre-event FIA drivers press conference after his McLaren team made an official request to the FIA. Though no reason was given for the action, it is believed McLaren is unwilling to have its drivers subjected to questions regarding the spy-gate scandal and the forthcoming FIA Appeal Court hearing. Lewis Hamilton was also withdrawn from his usual Friday...Read Full Story

Alonso says anything could happen

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40158 --- Fernando Alonso says the crazy events of the European Grand Prix prove that the championship battle is still wide open. The world champion's spectacular win - and Lewis Hamilton's catalogue of disasters - brought him to within two points of his McLaren team-mate in the standings. But despite this massive boost to his bid for a third straight title, Alonso said the changing conditions in Germany and the mechanical failure...Read Full Story