What Dennis’s remark to Alonso really meant

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, McLaren-Mercedes, Istanbul, 2007 | DaimlerChryslerSince the espionage hearing details came to light we know just how bad things have been between Ron Dennis and Fernando Alonso since the Hungarian Grand Prix.

It makes it very interesting to look back on some of their remarks made between Hungary and the World Motor Sports Council Announcement.

Here’s what Dennis said to Alonso when Mercedes presented him with a trophy commemorating his 100th Grand Prix participation at the Turkish round:

We thought we would give you something heavy to throw at us

It seemed like a strange quote at the time.

But knowing now that Alonso had threatened Dennis that he would reveal evidence against McLaren to the FIA at the Hungarian Grand Prix, and that Dennis had told Max Mosley about the evidence, we can understand Dennis’s words for what they really meant.

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