Fernando Alonso Admits To Knowing About 'Alonso Clause'

Negative CamberCorrespondent IOctober 30, 2009

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 16:  Fernando Alonso of Spain and Renault prepares to drive during practice for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos Circuit on October 16, 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Fernando Alonso today spoke about his high hopes for 2010 in a Ferrari, but that’s not the news of interest for F1B.

Oh, no. The big news is Fernando admits to knowing that we all think there is an “Alonso Clause.” Only he calls it a “rule.”

Here is it, courtesy Autosport , with his talking at first about the underwhelming 2009 [my emphasis added]:

“I think it was a disappointment, because we started the championship with very high hopes,” Alonso told reporters in Abu Dhabi.

“We were thinking to fight for the world championship and very soon we realised we were not in that position. So it was a frustrating season. Overall, you need to take away the positive things.

“Myself, and my performance, I am happy with. Relating to my team-mates all season, I know that people think that I need to beat my team-mate always by rule – but this is not mathematics . F1 is always different and I have been beating them for two years guys who are winning in GP2 and are champions in different categories.

“It is not that I am beating someone who arrived in F1 by luck. I am happy with my performance and hopefully next year I can prove that I am better than ever now.”

I’ve got nothing snarky else to say. I’ll leave that to you all. [Also, PAGING GRACE!]

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