February 26, 2021

Red Bull vetoes Fernando Alonso

The 2019 season ended for Fernando Alonso last June when he won for the second consecutive time the 24 hours of Le Mans. Since then his future is unknown, although he says he knows perfectly what he is going to do. His return to the F-1 is his top priority and if last week the rumors pointed to some negotiations to return with Ferrari, now it has been Helmut Marko, head of Red Bull in the F-1, which has confirmed that the environment Alonso has informed him of his willingness to run with them in 2019 or 2020. He has assured him in an interview with motorsport.com to keep up with the rumors that place his second driver, Pierre Gasly, outside the team for his poor performance And the reason why Marko does not even consider that possibility is because of the refusal of his new partner, Honda, which now supplies engines to the energy team and with which he won in the past Grand Prix of Austria. The Japanese manufacturer ended very badly his collaboration with McLaren (in fact Alonso pushed very hard to evict them from Woking and change for Renault, something that is now taking effect) and never understood the constant "cracks" of Alonso against them for their low performance, something that over time has shown that it was not the fault of the Nipponese, but rather of the McLaren itself.

This is the second time that Honda vetoes Alonso since in the last edition of the Indianapolis 500 he exercised a veto against the Spanish by refusing to ride in any of the teams that carry the Japanese engines, which were just some of the the favorites.

Undoubtedly, phrases as hurtful as "GP2 engines" when Alonso compared the Honda engine with the one that the cars of the lower category took can cost him dearly.

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