Alonso should apologise – Schu’s manager

Wed, 13 September 2006, 04:46

Michael Schumacher’s manager says the retiring German deserves an apology from championship rival Fernando Alonso.

Willi Weber reacted with fury to 25-year-old Renault racer Alonso’s outburst on Spanish radio this week, in which the Spaniard branded seven time title winner Schumacher the ‘most unsporting driver in the history of F1’.

”That is an unbelievable insult,” Weber, 63, is quoted as saying by ‘Bild-Zeitung’.

He continued: ”(It is) completely below the belt. Alonso is a brilliant driver, but his behaviour leaves a lot to be desired.

”Michael will give a suitable reply at the next race.”

F1’s governing body, the FIA, is currently investigating a similarly angry outburst by Alonso’s team boss, Flavio Briatore, after the Spanish 25-year-old was penalised by stewards at Monza.

Weber reckons their frustration is sour grapes.

”Renault have finally realised that they are going to lose the title,” he said.

Spain’s AS newspaper, meanwhile, reports that Renault has ordered Alonso and all team figures to not talk to the media about Bridgestone’s allegedly illegal tyres for Ferrari.


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