Friday, April 11, 2008

Alonso no more a McLaren driver!

What I personally believed would happen (starting mid-season), has now happened. McLaren has let go Alonso and I think they have done just the right thing. There's no point having a trouble-some driver onboard who always moans if things are not going his way. The theory that Alonso is not capable of facing a really good team mate/rival in a constructive way is what I've always believed in. That has come to be true now. If you need an example of how a driver can/should face a team mate - who is stronger than him - constructively, I would encourage you to look at Kimi in the first half of this season. Felipe Massa - his team mate - had the measure of him in the first half. Kimi was struggling to get to grips with his new car/tyre/team package. But, when quizzed about why he was being beaten by Massa, Kimi made no fuss of the situation. He simply accepted that he indeed was having some problems (problems not with his team but problems with respect to his pace in his car) to sort out and that they (Kimi and Ferrari) were hard at work to try and solve them. He, at no point, if I remember correctly, complained about Ferrari favouring Felipe and all those stuffs that Alonso was doing at McLaren. What Kimi showed was pure sportsman-ship; he believed in him, he believed he had the talent to sort out his problems and he went about doing it in the perfect manner - without whining. The result, Kimi is now World Champion.

Follow this link to read the Official Press Release by McLaren.

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