F1 boss Briatore wants Alonso back for Renault

28th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

F1 boss Briatore wants Alonso back for Renault

28 August 2007

MADRID - AFP - Renault boss Flavio Briatore says he would love to see double world champion Fernando Alonso back with the French stable, saying he "adores" the man who brought home back-to-back titles before switching to McLaren.

"Would I like him? Of course I would," Briatore said in an interview in Tuesday's Marca sports daily.

"I could never deny the fact that I adore Fernando, but he is under contract," Briatore said.

Alonso's future is nonetheless the subject of speculation at McLaren Mercedes, where he is under contract until next year, owing to his increasingly tense rivalry with rookie teammate Lewis Hamilton, who has exploded onto the scene to lead the drivers' standings.

With both men jockeying for position in the title race from within the same team, Hamilton has done his best to shrug off Alonso's attempts to pull rank as the defending champion.

The internecine strife recently led Alonso to admit that he did not know if he would necessarily see out his contract and Briatore feels the matter is affecting his performance.

"I don't like to see him unhappy as in this type of work calmness and a serene approach are important. And at the moment Fernando is not serene," said Briatore.

"I think from a sporting point of view he is not giving it all he has.

"Fernando is very special and if he is free, for whatever reason, and I don't know his contract, but if he is free tomorrow I think Renault, Toyota, Williams, everybody (would be interested)."

[Copyright AFP with Expatica]

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