2015 F1

Alonso may leave F1 to find winning car – Briatore


Alonso may leave F1 to find winning car - Briatore

Alonso may leave F1 to find winning car – Briatore

If Fernando Alonso cannot return to having a winning car, he will seek it outside of formula one.

That is the stark warning issued by Flavio Briatore, who signed up the Spaniard as a teenager more than 15 years ago and still plays a role in his management.

The flamboyant Italian, who was team boss at Renault when Alonso won his two titles a decade ago, revealed to Spain’s El Mundo newspaper that he even encouraged Alonso to leave Ferrari last year.

“I encouraged him to leave and go to McLaren,” Briatore said. “He could not stay there. They were blaming him for everything.

“He had to leave, especially after Marco Mattiacci arrived. Without him, he might have stayed,” he added.

Ultimately, Mattiacci was replaced by Maurizio Arrivabene, who is now leading the ever-resurgent Ferrari whose Sebastian Vettel is an outside shot for the title.

And Alonso is at McLaren.

“No one imagined it would be this disaster,” Briatore said, “but I know the people from Honda well and although they do things their way, they know engines.

“In 2016 they will be fighting for podiums.”

But what if they are not?

Briatore answered: “If he cannot get a winning car in formula one, he will find it somewhere else.” (GMM)

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5 Comments
  • Troy

    He left Ferrari for too many second places…….its time for nando to do the math on why he needs to get out of Mclaren for being plumb last on pace and reliability…..

    get out now son your getting no younger……

  • maserati123

    JUST TELLING THE TRUTH.

  • Jamie Huntoon

    Honda may know engines Flav..but they do not seem to know Hybrid.

  • Tommy Mac

    You might wanna take your some of your own advice and stop whining

  • maserati123

    Just like RBR, just stop crying and GOOOOOOOOO We know when you leave you will be like Webber,and have much to say,so please learn to shut up from now on.

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