Driver’s crown is the real prize – Fernando

Fri, 20 October 2006, 09:58

Fernando Alonso admitted at Interlagos that he is not focused on helping Renault to secure the constructors’ championship in his last race for the F1 team.

The Spaniard, who will switch to McLaren for the 2007 season, told reporters in Brazil that the ‘important thing for me’ is the drivers’ crown, for which he only needs to add one more point to his tally.

“For sure (the constructors) is an important championship, but I think the team and myself know which one is more important,” Alonso, 25, said.

“(We) try to win this drivers’ championship first.”

Undoubtedly, however, Renault has taken a more conservative approach to Alonso’s team farewell in Brazil, by installing a more reliable engine in his car. Teammate Giancarlo Fisichella has the mightier ‘E’ spec.

Alonso also hinted that his championship run has been tainted by politics in 2006, by explaining that he enjoyed last year’s battle with McLaren more.

“For sure I had a much better feeling last year about the championship, the sport and about everything,” he said.


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