Dr. Mario downplays Alonso suggestions

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Dr. Mario Theissen has downplayed the media’s attempt to start a rumor of Fernando Alonso going to BMW. Obviously they feel Nick should be set out to pasture after spending many years in that program and developing the car. how we love to start rumors.

So Alonso to BMW? Good move? I tend to think not. I don’t think Fernando would fit in over there with the Bavarians.

Mario Theissen has played down speculation he is keen on putting Fernando Alonso at the wheel of a BMW Sauber in 2009.

“That is not my style,” the German squad’s boss is quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper Diario AS.

“I would prefer to have a young driver who then grows with the team to become an expensive champion,” Theissen stated

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Gabrielete
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Well, the first rule when you are on negotiations is denying you are interested on your desired object. Just like montemezolo denying he’s interested too.

So what does that mean? For me it means he’s interested in him.

Remember Luca di Montemezolo denying he was interested in Schumaker? I think we’ll see this season lots of top teams bosses saying Alonso don’t fit in their teams. Do you need a better proof for their great interest in Alonso? If you don’t want a thing you just ignore it.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave
I tried ignoring hemorrhoids. It didn’t work. Just a feeling that, although Dr. Mario may actually be interested (as Gabrielete suggested) by the use of reverse psychology, Alonso is probably not terribly interested unless an incredible amount of cash is involved. I tend to think that Alonso is more interested in a team that has the best chance to put him in a car that will win him the WDC. BMW may not be quite there just yet. Canada and France have shown that that more work is needed in order to provide the balance required to run all tracks.… Read more »
Architrion
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Architrion

UUUUUaaaaaoooo, what a huge confession, WonkyDave…. hemorrhoids is known because you have to suffer in silence….

On the other side, I agreed. There’s only one place he wants to go, and the main reason is that he wants to crush a brit newbie and a senior principal who made his life impossible last year…..

Negative Camber
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Agreed Arch. Fernando is not an idiot. He will look for the best car and team to get him ahead of macca. That, as we all know, appears to be a Red car right now.

Lucas S.
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Lucas S.

BUT. IF Alonso really can add six tenths it could be BMW.

Lucas S.

dumpsterdiver
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dumpsterdiver

“Fernando is not an idiot. He will look for the best car and team to get him ahead of macca. That, as we all know, appears to be a Red car right now.”

That’s right. RED Bull.

Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat

Now Mario has said today that they won’t be announcing next year’s line up until after Hockenheim….

And has anyone asked Ross about Fernando?…

Negative Camber
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This is one of those things that has been tossed about so much that wherever he goes; it won’t surprise me now. Well, Force India would surprise me.

brendan stallard
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brendan stallard

“And has anyone asked Ross about Fernando?…”

Lady Snowcat,

You serious?

Green pants and a car that is still a dog. I’m not even sure Brawn is going to stay there the way things are. He’s a tough and smart guy, but getting that team right is a big task.

brendan