Flav makes bid to keep Alonso – rumour

Mon, 17 July 2006, 12:51

Renault boss Flavio Briatore has launched a late effort to try to retain the McLaren-bound services of Fernando Alonso.

The Spaniard is sailing to his second world championship for the blue and yellow squad, but at the end of the year is contracted to make the switch into silver.

But with McLaren struggling to produce race-winning pace at the moment, French media sources are reporting that Alonso is partaking in Briatore’s enquiries as to whether the McLaren deal might be bought out.

Both camps are denying the story, but it is suggested that Alonso only signed the McLaren deal because Renault’s commitment to formula one was uncertain at the end of last year.

The French carmaker has since signed up beyond 2008.

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