Alonso did not snub McLaren vacation – Haug

Tue, 21 August 2007, 06:54

Fernando Alonso did not refuse an invitation to join his McLaren colleagues for a vacation during the summer break.

That was the insistence on Tuesday of team carmaker partner Mercedes-Benz’s Norbert Haug.

He dismissed as “nonsense” recent reports that, amid tense relationships with Britons Lewis Hamilton and Ron Dennis, Spaniard Alonso said no to team co-owner Mansour Ojjeh’s invitation to join the festivities aboard his super-yacht Kogo.

“Complete nonsense,” German Haug is quoted as saying by Auto Motor und Sport.

“Lewis (Hamilton) was frequently on the boat, but it was never intended that Alonso must also be there.”

Haug confirmed, however, that team talks are scheduled in Turkey this weekend following the events of the recent Hungarian grand prix.

“We will all gather in Turkey and discuss the situation,” he said.

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