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SourceMcLaren decisions lost championship - Alonso
22 October 2007
Fernando Alonso has spoken after missing out on a third drivers' championship claiming that McLaren could have been more supportive of his title bid.
"It doesn't seem like the season has been managed very well," Alonso told the Spanish Cadena Ser radio station. "The result speaks for itself. McLaren lost the championship probably because of some of the decisions they took, especially in the second half of the season. It's no secret that they haven't helped me a lot."
Alonso went on to say that McLaren's decision to race Hamilton against him in China rather than keep an eye on Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari was what ended up putting them in harms way at Brazil.
"What Ron Dennis said in China about them not racing against Raikkonen but against me was a declaration of their intent," he added. "So McLaren did its part in losing the title, but Ferrari did a better job than the rest."
"In the last races both my hands were tied - I had no power," added the former champion. "I had to do it all the way they said and that made it harder to close the gap."
McLaren is expected to confirm whether it will part company with Alonso or stick to the current contract within the next two weeks.
Oh boo-f#ckin-hoo 'nando, cry me a river. Find another pram to chuck your toys out of.