Karl Wendlinger advises McLaren to split up with Alonso 

Written by David on October 31st, 2007 at 2:16 pmLast Update: October 31st, 2007 at 2:16 pm

Fernando Alonso in need of a miracle for titleFormer Grand Prix driver Karl Wendlinger has advised McLaren to split with the disaffected Fernando Alonso ahead of 2008. Wendlinger, whose promising F1 career never fully recovered after a heavy crash while driving for Sauber in 1994, said the negativity of McLaren’s situation this year is reason alone for Ron Dennis and the Spaniard to part ways.

“To spend a whole year in a climate such as that would be unbearable for me,” the 38 year old Austrian told the Der Standard newspaper. To keep an unhappy Alonso makes no sense to me,” Wendlinger added.

Meanwhile, in a news conference in Madrid on Tuesday, the Spanish sports minister said a lack of unity at McLaren this year cost Alonso and the Woking based team the title. “In sport you have to work together or else you almost always end up losing,” Jaime Lissavetzky said. “From the outside it didn’t look like there was much team work going on at McLaren. They should have applied the basic values of sport,” he added.

source: GMM

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