Fernando Alonso has reacted to Red Bull Racing advisor Helmut Marko’s criticism; recently Marko said Alonso was “busy with politics and funny comments”.
Helmut Marko said throughout in an interview in Red Bulletin magazine, spoke of the differences between 2012 champion Sebastian Vettel and runner-up Fernando Alonso. Also he said about the Australian Mark Webber can’t maintain form and also he under pressure F1 championship fight.
But Marko said widely praised Sebastian Vettel, who won his third consecutive title in 2012.
Alonso reacted on his Twitter account: “I enjoy reading Red Bull still think we will be the strongest rival for next year! And this even before we start testing! Flattered!!”
“Sebastian’s driving was virtually flawless. But he is a phenomenon: it is always like that. After the summer break, his performance curve shoots up. That’s what happened in previous years, too. I don’t know how he does it, but to keep doing it cannot be a coincidence.” Helmut Marko said.
“That brings us back to his method of preparation, the way he shuts himself off from the rest of the world, so that he can still call on reserves that other drivers might not have: Fernando Alonso, for example, who is busy with politics and funny comments.”
“Vettel ignores it all, he doesn’t read the newspapers, or the internet. And that’s the point, you see, we concentrate on our job: to make the fastest car and the best team possible, Alonso is constantly involved in politics.” He added.
“I believe we saw the stress he was under towards the end of the season.”
“Saying things like, ‘I’m competing against (Lewis) Hamilton, not Vettel,’ and ‘I’m up against (Red Bull design chief Adrian) Newey,’ these psychological skirmishes. We said, “Just ignore him.'”