Ron Dennis: “Equal treatment for Alonso and Hamilton” 

Written by David on September 19th, 2007 at 1:13 pmLast Update: September 19th, 2007 at 1:13 pm

Ron Dennis equal treatment for Alonso and HamiltonRon Dennis explains the “Times” how he intends to treat Alonso and Hamilton: “they are similar, in my opinion it’s right to treat them equally. Surely, this year the tension is at a higher level than in the past years…”. Dennis surely knows about dualisms, given that in the recent past has dealt with drivers as Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna.

Today, in an interview released on the “Times” talks about a past that has come alive again, with the rivalry between Hamilton and Alonso. Not yet as famous as the previous two champions, that gathered 7 world championships, but still drivers with big prospects. All of this, just to say that, this kind of drivers have to be treated equally.

Ex Equo – Dennis commented: “I think that impartiality in sports is a fundamental element; the easiest thing to do was to give priority to Alonso since the beginning of the season, but it wasn’t the right thing to do. I firmly believe in equality of treatment”. Dennis, in this way, denied any kind of pact with the Spanish driver to make him first choise of the team for the remaining races of this season. The first rival of the Spanish world champion, at this moment, is in fact the other McLaren driver.

Hierarchy – Dennis continues saying: “Normally in a F1 team one of the drivers is considered superior than the other one, but in our case Alonso and Hamilton have proven to be almost equal in results, and so, the best thing to do is treat them as like”. Given that, Dennis admits that the dualism between the two, has created a big amount of pressure in the McLaren team, and especially on his person, being accused of omitting to give clear hierarchical orders. “I am aware that this is the price to pay for saying to my drivers ‘just focus on driving and don’t give me any pressures’. Certainly, the tension created this year in the team is by far higher than the previous years”.

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