Alonso does u-turn on engine freeze gripe

Sat, 11 October 2008, 12:45

Oct.10 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has performed a u-turn on his earlier claim that the engine freeze is unfair to some teams

The former double world champion, who has not yet committed to Renault for the 2009 season, previously said the French squad has fallen behind because other teams adhered less stringently to the current freeze on engine development

Since then, the FIA has announced that an equalisation of engine superiority among the grid will take place

“If that happens I do not know if it is right or wrong,” Alonso, 27, is quoted as saying by the Spanish press from Fuji Speedway

“I don’t feel very good about it, because on the one hand there is a freezing of engines for five years, and then after two years it is changed.”nnThe Spaniard suggested that “a little more consistency” in the regulations would not be remiss

Coyly, Alonso also told reporters that he has basically made a decision about his plans for 2009, but refused to reveal any more

“Yes, I have taken a decision, more or less,” he said, “but I am not going to announce anything until after the Brazilian grand prix.”n

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