Alonso Will Not Win An F1 Title Again Says Former F1 Champ
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Jacques Villeneuve, believes Fernando Alonso may never again win the drivers Formula One Championship. Villeneuve also believes Alonso’s move from Ferrari back to McLaren Honda was a big mistake. The reason for Alonso returning to McLaren after a five year championship drought with Ferrari are well documented. Speaking to the Spanish sports news publication AS Villeneuve, the 1997 F1 world champion, hailed Alonso’s first few years at Ferrari as the best driving he has ever witnessed in F1. “Leaving Ferrari was clearly a mistake. He could have spent three or four more years with them and then retired or gone to McLaren if he wanted to win with them as he did in 2007.” said Villeneuve. Alonso thinks differently, he believes Ferrari is fast this year but lacking in outright pace to beat the Mercedes team specifically Lewis Hamilton. Alonso seems certain McLaren’s and Honda’s development resources will overcome the reliability issues experienced so far this season. Alonso is also committed to making the McLaren Honda partnership work and is confident of seeing progress being made. However Villeneuve also said that the 2015 Ferrari in the hands of Alonso would have been challenging Hamilton for the championship. Villeneuve was quick to make a rather dramatic point about Alonso’s switch to McLaren Honda “With this move, Alonso may have ended his career — he may not win any more titles or even races.” Villeneuve worked with Honda in F1 and says the culture for fast pace development is, conversely, very slow. The Canadian drove for the BAR Honda team which over the years has morphed into the Mercedes F1 outfit as we know it today. “I worked with them, and know it can be a very slow culture and one that prevents them from doing certain things.” said a pessimistic Villeneuve.  Fernando-Alonso-McLaren-Honda
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