Alonso, upset by rumors about Red Bull: “It’s not funny”

After two consecutive retirements in Austin and Mexico, a rumor circulated that placed Fernando Alonso at Red Bull in 2024, taking Sergio Pérez’s place, which in turn would end up at Aston Martin. A rumor that most of us take as a joke, describe as ‘madness’ and even science fiction. But given the size of the character and his influence on the networks, many Spanish and even international media echoed the ‘viral’ dream of the followers of the Asturian driver. And today, upon his arrival at the Interlagos circuit, the scene this weekend of the Sao Paulo Grand PrixAlonso has made clear his displeasure over the matter.

Nothing else arrive at the Brazilian circuit this Thursday to participate in the FIA ​​press conference Prior to the grand prix, Fernando has been questioned about it. “I have nothing to say, they are just rumors, which is normal for people who try to be funny or gain some followers, but I am not in that game,” he snapped, upset by the scope that the speculations have had this week. about his change of scenery to form a tandem with Max Verstappen.

He has been asked if he was enjoying those rumors in a season in which the two-time Spanish champion has a much more active role on social networks: “I’m not enjoying it, because of everything that happens here in the paddock with all of you professional journalists that you have been around for many years, that you have earned respect, it is as it should be. All those rumors come from people who aren’t here, from the funny ones, but It’s not funny when they play with something,” has settled.

good memories

Regarding his expectations for the São Paulo route, Alonso indicated that “I always have very good memories of Brazil, every time I come The world titles come to mind, some battles from the past. “I like the circuit with that combination of corners, the weather is always unpredictable, and it is one of the best weekends on the entire calendar.”

With everything, Fernando assumes that Aston Martin’s drop in performance limits its aspirations in this final stretch of the championship. “We are not as competitive as we would like and what we are looking for is to return to our best level. A good weekend here would be the ‘top 5’ and I see it possible. In Qatar, three races ago and with the same cars, we qualified fourth and finished sixth. And I had problems. We need to do a good qualifying, start in the first part of the group and run a good race,” he says.

“This team had 250 people two years ago and now we are in the transition to the future, with 800 people and new facilities, a modern factory, people very involved in the project… As I said, this incredible season, with seven podiums and 200 more points than last year, we didn’t even imagine it. We are not happy with our level, but we should not be very dramatic when we have had a super season in 2023,” says the Asturian.

2023-11-02 16:13:48
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