MMaster of image, artist of the ideal moment, Flavio Briatore never sews without thread. Today, the day of Fernando Alonso's presentation with Aston Martin, the Italian, with whom he still maintains representation ties, in addition to a deep friendshiptook the opportunity to do his job.
No comments were necessary. Just the location and the two breakfasts at 37 Avenue Princesse Grace, where the luxurious Cova Palais de la Plage is located. Then, the coffee goes and the coffee arrives, a smile with Toto Wolff, head of the Mercedes team, who seems to have fun knowing the rivers of speculation which start from today until Alonso says A or B.
The data is that Fernando is free this year, that he did not renew his contract with Aston Martin and, As MARCA learned, if it received an offer from Mercedes, it would think carefully about it..
Now it is better understood Fernando's response to MARCA when we asked if he had received calls from other teams since Hamilton's announcement. “At this moment they haven't asked me directly, although I'm sure there is general interest in knowing what my situation and ideas for the future are, although yes, the one who has shown the most interest and almost asks me every week is Aston. Martinho”, he acknowledged. Not directly, to Flavio looks like.
At the table they have for the brilliant roockie Antonelli, but alongside a guy with Alonso's experience, it will be a risk for Mercedesand the Spaniard, due to his performance, much less, although he arrived with 43. “One of the three best drivers in history with Michael and Lewis”, acknowledged Wolff himself. just over a year ago.
“I'm not talking about Mercedes”, he assured. “First, decide if I want to continue for longer with the total dedication that F1 requires. I need to understand what I want to do and I will sit down with Aston Martin, which is the priority, when the first races start and analyze everything, then I will make a decision”, he acknowledged to a group of Spanish press hours before the start of the season.
“If we don't reach an agreement and I want to continue, I have a privileged position, I'm attractive to other teams, there's only one world champion available and that's me and I'm in a good position”, he adds. , corroborating what MARCA reported on Sunday, which may be on the market.