Alonso Had McLaren Problem

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Renault team boss Flavio Briatore has come to the defense of his start driver Fernando Alonso.
The Times has reported that Renault Team Boss Flavio has explained that Fernando encountered a McLaren problem and not a Lewis Hamilton problem.

“The problem between them was not personal animosity, it was competition and the fact Fernando felt McLaren were not treating him the same as Hamilton.

“For Fernando it was a team problem not a Hamilton problem.”

It seems even Flavio feels Fernando is being unfairly cast as being upstaged by Lewis Hamilton last year. The question is, how could Fernando have such off expectations of being treated as number one at McLaren when he signed the deal?

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Noddy93
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Noddy93

“The question is, how could Fernando have such off expectations of being treated as number one at McLaren when he signed the deal?”

I think the question should be… Why do people confuse equal equipment with equal treatment?
Was Fernando treated as a No. 1? No
Was Fernando treated as an equal within the team? No. You’d need to be blind and deaf and/or british to believe he was.

don’t jump a step in the logic. the two drivers need to be treated equally in the first place before we talk about anyone expecting No. 1 status.

oh, and welcome me… it’s my first post

Paul
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Paul

“Alonso Had McLaren Problem”

Hold the press!!!!!

Negative Camber
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Welcome and congratulations on your first post. It would be interesting to really know the conversations and things that went on behind closed doors last year. I think Alonso has taken a lot of ribbing about his role but to his credit, he has remained tight lipped about McLaren’s role. That raised his stock in my book.

BobHereYo
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BobHereYo

Old news

Negative Camber
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LOL. Not to put to fine of a point on it Bob. I love it. You da man!

mikewhitesell
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mikewhitesell

In my wildest dreams I hope for Heiki to upstage Lewis this year. I certainly look for Heiki to have a good year, and hope for him to get a few wins. But I don’t think the McLaren ‘equal’ treatment will treat Heiki as equally as Lewis was treated last year.

As one of Orwell’s pigs said “All animals are equal, some are just more equal than others.”

Negative Camber
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Very true Mike. And as Cervantes said; at night, all cats are gray. Let’s hope both drivers are gray and equal.