Alonso says McLaren may boycott Jerez tests

Fri, 9 February 2007, 12:26

McLaren may boycott future tests at Jerez if the circuit does not ramp up paddock security, according to world champion Fernando Alonso.

In an interview with Spanish television network ‘Tele5’, the 25-year-old complained about the hundreds of countrymen who this week disrupted his work at the southern test venue.

As Alonso moved about the Jerez paddock, he was regularly swamped with requests for personal autographs and photos.

“I am happy that Spanish people are following my progress in the preseason,” the newspaper ‘Diario As’ quoted Alonso as saying, “but my team is considering not returning to Jerez because they are letting too many people into the paddock.”

He added: “It is getting out of hand and it would be a shame if I could not return to one of my home circuits to test.”


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