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    Alonso gone from McLaren!!!

    Fernando Alonso leaves McLaren
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    After a meeting between Formula One driver Fernando Alonso and the McLaren team, the two parties agreed that it would be in the best interest of both to bring the relationship to an end and for Alonso to leave.

    In a statement, McLaren claimed that the mutual parting of ways had not been discussed until now, saying any such discussion could have seriously disrupted the team’s and Alonso’s 2007 season.

    “Since I was a boy, I had always wanted to drive for McLaren,” Alonso said, “but sometimes in life things do not work out. I continue to believe that McLaren is a great team. Yes, we have had our ups and downs during the season . . . and it is not a secret that I never really felt at home. I know there have been suggestions of favoritism within the team, and people say a lot of things in the heat of battle, but in the end, I was always provided with an equal opportunity to win. Today’s decision allows all of us to focus on 2008.”

    Ron Dennis wished Alonso well, adding, “He is a great driver, but for some reason, the combination of McLaren and Fernando has not really worked out, and in the end we reached a stage where none of us could find a way to move forward. We all believe that our joint decision to part company is for the best.”
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    well least the top drivers will be spread about more teams to make for a "hopefully" more entertaining '08 season

    i'm sure his mum is already washing his Renault race suit as we post
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    I guess we could have anticipated it. Next year should indeed be very interesting...
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    Yeah I saw this one coming so is he going back to Renault?
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    i heard he's gonna move to nascar and follow montoya's illustrious career
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post
    i heard he's gonna move to nascar and follow montoya's illustrious career
    He reminds me of jacques Gerard from taledaga nights.

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    Typically ego-maniac. I guess it did not sit well with Alonso that Hamilton was getting all the attention.

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    It wouldn't sit well with me either frankly. Alonso is a prima donna but he's also right. Hamilton gave as well as took in their internal quarrel, he's certainly no angel. Yet the press and the team have given him tremendous leeway since he's new, English, accent-free, and photogenic. Normal and to be expected, yes, but not universally accepted. I can see Alonso's point for leaving, even though I am no Alonso fan (he does at times have the best hair in F1 though, and among the best hair in any sport, especially with David Seaman's career winding down).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    = especially with David Seaman's career winding down).
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    Both Dennis and Alonso are being very polite in their releases. But, Alonso leaving is no surprise after this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Hamilton gave as well as took in their internal quarrel, he's certainly no angel. Yet the press and the team have given him tremendous leeway since he's new, English, accent-free, and photogenic. Normal and to be expected, yes, but not universally accepted.
    I agree with what you are saying SD_GR. I found it difficult watching the F1 broadcast here. Totally biased, Hamilton this, Hamilton that.... Nevertheless, I have to say it's good to read Alonso and Dennis did not drag each other through the mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcpatters View Post
    I agree with what you are saying SD_GR. I found it difficult watching the F1 broadcast here. Totally biased, Hamilton this, Hamilton that.... Nevertheless, I have to say it's good to read Alonso and Dennis did not drag each other through the mud.
    I see the points being made about the Hamilton bias, but for some reason it didn't really bother me. Alonso established himself as a chronic complainer back at Renault; it's become a pattern for him. It's hard for me to get behind a personality like that. He's an outstanding driver, of course.
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    Good ridance IMO. I'm going to love seeing him midpack next year.
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    All Renault need to regain their composure is someone like Alonso. Even with Fisichella leading they made improvements. Recall that McLaren were midpack last year until Alonso showed up.

    Good as Hamilton is, it remains to be seen if he can sort a chassis without input from someone like Alonso.

    Speaking of bias, I think nobody told the Speed TV trio that Mark Weber isn't English, because his name was mentioned as much as Massa, who won GsP, for no apparent reason. The interviews were numerous also for reasons that only Speed TV understands.

    Oh, whatever happened to Scott Speed?
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