Honda waiting for Alonso’s answer

Sat, 11 October 2008, 09:27

Oct.11 (GMM) Honda chief executive Nick Fry on Saturday admitted Fernando Alonso is holding up the Japanese team’s driver plans for 2009

The Brackley based squad hosted its usual pre-Japanese grand prix press conference in the week, where it was expected next year’s driver lineup would be announced

But Fry said at Fuji Speedway that Honda is not ready

“We want to announce both drivers at the same time, and at the moment we’re not in a position to do that because we’re awaiting a yes or a no from a certain person,” he told the British broadcaster ITV

“So until we get that we’re just going to hang on.”nnPressed for confirmation that the “certain person” is former double world champion Alonso, Fry replied: “You’re a good guesser.”nnIt is expected that, if signed, Alonso would partner Jenson Button next year rather than the Briton’s current teammate Rubens Barrichello

“We’ll announce that when we announce both drivers,” Fry explained

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