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Alonso dismissing criticism aimed at him

by admin on Среда, Январь 9th, 2013

Fernando Alonso has dismissed criticism aimed at him by Red Bull motorsport’s advisor Helmut Marko.

The advisor said the Spaniard was «busy with politics and funny comments», something which he felt affected his title bid.

But Alonso said on his Twitter account: «I enjoy reading Red Bull. Still think we will be the strongest rival for next year! And this even before we start testing! Flattered!!»

Marko also said his team’s driver Mark Webber could not cope with pressure. His comments come in an interview with Red Bull’s in-house magazine, the Red Bulletin.

In it, he also extensively praised Webber’s team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who won his third consecutive title in 2012.

Marko said: «Sebastian’s driving was virtually flawless. But he is a phenomenon: it is always like that. After the summer break, his performance curve shoots up. That’s what happened in previous years, too.

«I don’t know how he does it, but to keep doing it cannot be a coincidence.That brings us back to his method of preparation, the way he shuts himself off from the rest of the world, so that he can still call on reserves that other drivers might not have: Fernando Alonso, for example, who is busy with politics and funny comments.»

«Vettel ignores it all, he doesn’t read the newspapers, or the internet. And that’s the point, you see, we concentrate on our job: to make the fastest car and the best team possible.»

«Alonso is constantly involved in politics,» he added.

Alonso dismissing Marko's criticism against him

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