Fernando Alonso went out of his way Thursday to play down the rebuke he received from Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo after the Hungarian GP.
Reacting to comments from the Spaniard – who was also linked to discussions with Red Bull – Montezemolo had made it clear that no one is bigger than the team. However, Alonso glossed over the affair on Thursday at Spa-Francorchamps.
“I think it was wrong information coming to the president,” he said. “We looked back to all the press conferences. These days with recorders, etc., it’s easy to check exactly what you say – and it was nothing different to any other Grand Prix, nothing different in the team, and I tried to push for the best for the team and for our performance.
“He is the father of this family, of Ferrari, he is a great motivator, he is a man that put to everyone in the team the things on the clear side, and told us exactly what he expects from us and what he wants from us. The summer was very good, we were relaxing and preparing this race, talking with the team every day, talking with the president every day.”