rss
0

Alonso calls for patience

January 01, 2015 13:09:09 UK

Fernando Alonso is looking at long-term success with McLaren.

Fernando Alonso does not expect to be an immediate success at McLaren and described his move as a “long-term relationship”.

The two-time world champion opted to leave Ferrari and rejoined McLaren for the 2015 campaign, despite enduring a rocky spell with them alongside Lewis Hamilton in the 2007 season.

Alonso’s return to the Woking-based team coincides with Honda replacing Mercedes as engine provider and big things are expected of the one-time successful relationship which won eight world championships and 44 grands prix in the past.

If we need to go through a period of learning, I am here for that and I am committed to working together.

Fernando Alonso

The Spaniard and his team-mate Jenson Button are set to have a much-improved car to work with from the 2014 model, which finished fifth in the constructors’ championship, with the onus being on challenging the all-conquering Mercedes team this year.

However, while Alonso has been “very impressed” with McLaren the 33-year-old does not envisage them to be fighting it out for the world championship titles in his first season.

He told BBC Sport: “I am here to win but not to win the first day. I am here to win in a long-term relationship.

“If we need to go through a period of learning, I am here for that and I am committed to working together.”

McLaren are 7.50 to win the Constructors’ Championship, while Alonso can be backed at 11.00 to lift the drivers’ crown.

What’s your view? You can get involved and debate this story with bet365 on Twitter, Facebook & Google+.

Don’t forget all of the fantastic markets we have to offer, including In-Play betting, can be accessed on your mobile phone with the new and improved bet365 On The Move.

View all Formula 1 betting

About the Author

Comments are closed.