Alonso undecided on future

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More hints at a departure to a red team?  Fernando says he’s not sure what he will do but will decide at the end of this season.  Wonder if he means he will decide when Kimi is released or leaves?  ;)

“I don’t know (if I will stay with Renault), It’s not been a good year so far and it has been worse than we expected. We have not been on the podium, let alone won a race.

“We have a lot of work to do. I will take a decision on my future towards the end of the year when we’ll be able to see how far we have come.”

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Becken
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Interesting…

Fernando said to Brad Spurgeon that the difference between the team in 2006 and now is the lack of MOTIVATION, but Fernando never miss the chance to show that he is open to negotiate with any team…

I don’t know, but this is not a kind of statement that can MOTIVATE a “team spirit…”

Negative Camber
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welcome aboard Becken, great to have you here. Good point. Nice post.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Maybe Flav’s preoccupation with his new missus has detracted from his motivational duties, but I think Becken is correct. Alonso is angling for a new, more competitive team.

Gabrielete
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If Renault becomes good enough… i dont think he would need to change team. I think Renault has potencial to win podiums at the end of the season. We can see race after race they are becoming better and better…. Alonso is just too anxious of podiums. If he were more conservative and junior a little less incompetent im sure Renault would be above Red Bull right now.

Jim
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Jim

Fernando could always goto Renaults customer team Red Bull. I am sure there will be a seat available there. I just know his ego won’t allow him to stay there.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Jim, I think Alonso’s ego wouldn’t allow him to go to RBR. If he leaves Renault, it would be for a Top 3 team seat… and probably only as #1 driver in that team.

Hussain
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Hussain
I don’t see him fit in Ferrari. Ferrari had always number one driver but that was when Schumi was driving and when Kimi came he got number 1 car coz he won the championship but I don’t see anything in Ferrari that prefers him over Massa. Schumi is different from Alonso; Schumi is smooth and soft when it needs and knows how to win the media and wild at the track when racing, while Alonso tends to be wild at both and this is not good to gain respect out of the tarck and can’t take it that someone is… Read more »
Grace
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How many times do I have to tell you people, Alonso is not going to Ferrari.

Alonso 08!

Srehman
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Srehman

…And as we all know, RD1 is always right.

Jim
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Jim

My line of thinking dave was that he could goto Redbull for a year who would certainly pay him well for the year and then jump to Ferrari the following year if he was that unhappy at Reanult, and wanted out that badly. Rioght now the Red bull cars are more competitive than the Renaults.
RD1 is all knowing

Architrion
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Architrion

I don’t know where he will be next year, but one thing I know for sure: it won’t be Renault. Why do I know?

Because he wasn’t testing last week. It means Renault has closed the book to Fred, so he can’t move on with information regarding new developments made by the team. If Alonso was to drive a Renault next year he would be testing full time and would receive this information live, just the opposite of the lecture he had last week.

Negative Camber
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interesting point Arch. That has been the case in the past.

Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat

Don’t forget Red Bull absolutely refused to discuss a one year contract last year when that was what Alonso wanted….

He won’t be at Red Bull….

As to who wasn’t testing last week…

That’ll be Kimi and Massa and Lewis and Heikki….. and not all of them are moving next year….

But whilst I don’t think the testing thing is important…. Fernando isn’t planning to be at Renault….

Jim
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Jim

Ok so following everyones logic which makes a lot of sense
he won’t be at Ferrari next year for obvious reasons
He Won’t be at McLaren next year ; again for obvious reasons
I do not Believe a seat is available at BMW next year which I may be wrong about.
His ego won’t let him goto Red Bull
Renault sucks so he won’t go back there
so I guess that can only mean ……

Alonso is driving for Force India and will be paired with Fisi again….of course !!!!
until that hapens ….i’m sticking with Red Bull

Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat

You’ve forgotten the smart suggestion from Autosport last week which they have repeated again this week…

Alonso to Honda …..

For the two “B”s…..

That would be Brawn and Bucks….

And possibly the other “B”…

Bananas….. ‘cos Ross is partial….

Negative Camber
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Grace and I have been saying Honda could make sense as long as they were going to put everything behind him and promise a competitive car. Who knows? It could happen.

Noddy93
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Noddy93
if honda were going to happen it would’ve been for this year… and I was hoping for it. the possible (to probable) legacy the team of Brawn/Alonso could’ve brought. i think we missed out on something of pure genius… but alonso was needed for the advancement of next year’s car to make the idea feasible. for renault it would not make sense to keep alonso out of testing even if he were leaving. his input would far outweigh whatever info he took with him. as for testing the r28 renault won’t gain too much with alonso behind the wheel due… Read more »
Negative Camber
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I just had a Corona on your behalf Noddy; and don’t bad mouth the beer dude; it’s what everyone drinks out here. :)

Thanks to everyone for their patience with Grace and I being out of town.

Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat

Don’t forget that Honda were dire last year …much like this year then… but Ross was still possibly going back to Ferrari….

That’s the big difference for Alonso…. if he fancies trying a “Michael”……

FFC
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FFC
While I understand the argument to the contrary, it’s not a drivers job to motivate his team. That’s what their paychecks and free travel to the exotic destinations in which GPs are held are supposed to do (with the obvious exception of factory staff with respect to that last bit). I understand pit crew personnel make decent coin and we all know what aerodynamicists and so on are making so I hardly think it should be the job of the driver, who’s likely to always be looking for a bigger paycheck somewhere else, to motivate a bunch of adults to… Read more »
WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Agreed FFC, motivation is not the driver’s job. But I feel each driver must help in all aspects, including motivation (i.e. – leading by example), so that the group can truly be considered a “team”. Whether Alonso is calling out Renault as a motivational tool or for his own selfish reasons, that can only be answered by one person – Alonso. And what do you think his answer would be?

NC – you and Grace were gone? Huh. I’ll be damned. Didn’t even notice…

Gabrielete
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Rebull, Honda… come on guys! We have seen this season a great evolution of the Renault. If not BMW or Ferrari im sure it will be Renault. Just remember the begining of the season (Australia), when Fernando couldn’t overtake a Toro Rosso… then he was fighting just to reach Q3, now he’s always P5 and above. It’s true he has no point’s becouse the car failed in Spain and Fernando screwed up in Monaco and Canada, but he was there, fighting with the BMW’s. You just coudn’t think that in the begining of the season. Maybe we see today a… Read more »
Gabrielete
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pffffff nice… 8th…. nice… very bad done…. very bad… even Nelson was better than him…

Negative Camber
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LOL. Hang in there Gabrielete; Fernando is not finished yet. :)