And what do you think he meant by that?
1. That he hates all Brits, that he thinks they have no place in motorsports neither now nor in the past and that Silverstone might as well be levelled to the ground.
2. That he acknowledges a British team will have great difficulties winning their home Grand Prix and that this will possibly be a disappointment for the British fans at Silverstone, same way as he acknowledged the Spanish fans' disappointment in Valencia.
Pick your choice.
You don't always have to read Alonso as the devil reads the bible, you know...
It was crass and stupid - I can't think of any other driver in the history of the sport who has made such a remark. British motor racing fans are just that, motor racing
fans - there will be thousands of British race-goers out there cheering for Ferrari and/or Alonso, cheering for Rosberg or Kubica, rooting for Sauber; because that is what supporters do. You only have to read the nostalgia section to see the respect that the British contributors have for Pironi, Senna, Lauda and dozens of other "Foreign" drivers, my sentimental favourite is Carlos Menditeguy, an Argentinian, I just liked his style.
"Foreigners" just don't get the British, they are a fair-minded people - In the '80s there was an Argentinian restaurant in Long Acre in central London; at the height of the Falklands war one of the waiters said to me that he didn't understand why the place was still packed, I told him "We're British, we don't hold you personally responsible."
Edited by Bloggsworth, 11 July 2010 - 11:47.