Mar.13 (GMM) Ron Dennis on Thursday revealed that, despite McLaren's tumultuous relationship with Fernando Alonso last year, he will miss the Spaniard as a driver for the British team.
McLaren and Alonso agreed to terminate their long term contract after just one season together in 2007, but speaking with reporters in Melbourne, team boss Dennis insists that he looks back with no hard feelings.Asked if he will miss the former double world champion, Dennis said: "Of course, because Fernando is one of the best drivers in the world."I also think that he will miss us, because we have a very competitive car. But things simply did not turn out the way that both sides wanted," he added.Elsewhere, Alonso seemed unmoved by Dennis' magnanimous comments."I really don't care too much," said the 26-year-old, who has returned to Renault."It's not very important to me at the moment. I really don't care what people say," he added.Dennis, meanwhile, vowed to stay in the role of McLaren principal in the face of intense speculation that he intended to step down, but would not comment on what he will do in 2009 and beyond.