Alonso to carry ‘1’ or ‘5’ in 2007?

Tue, 10 October 2006, 02:23

Norbert Haug says he is not bothered whether or not Fernando Alonso brings the ‘number 1′ to his Mercedes-powered McLaren in the 2007 season.

“We would not stick it under the car,” Mercedes’ competition director joked, “but I would prefer if we could win a race this year.”

Indeed, according to sources, Ron Dennis’ McLaren team is not planning for the coveted number 1, which is carried by the previous year’s champion irrespective of the identity of his team.

It is understood that, at a private unveiling at Suzuka of McLaren’s official team gear designed by Hugo Boss for 2007, a shirt bearing Alonso’s name had the number ‘5’ on it.


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