Norbert Haug: Fernando Alonso wants to stay at McLaren Mercedes 

Written by David on August 21st, 2007 at 12:19 amLast Update: August 21st, 2007 at 12:19 am

Norbert Haug Mercedes-Benz Vice PresidentNorbert Haug, Mercedes-Benz Vice President has again rejected persistent speculation that Fernando Alonso is looking to leave the McLaren team. The German, who is competition director for McLaren’s engine and equity partner Mercedes-Benz, recently flatly denied that Ron Dennis has given Alonso a green light to walk away from his contract amid his discomfort in 2007.

“There is a contract,” Haug now tells the German-language news magazine Focus, referring to Spaniard Alonso’s three year deal that began this season. He added of Alonso: “And in Hungary, without being asked, he verbally confirmed that he intends to fulfil it.”
Haug, meanwhile, described the intense rivalry between 26-year-old Alonso and his rookie team-mate Lewis Hamilton as ‘healthy’. “In Hungary however it was not,” the German added.

Source: GMM

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