Alonso not commenting on Catalonia issue

Oct.6 (GMM) Fernando Alonso is refusing to weigh into the political turmoil in Spain.

In his native country, an argument is raging between the region of Catalonia – which is seeking independence – and the Spanish government.

“Everyone has his own opinion,” Alonso said at Suzuka, “but I prefer not to get involved. That is my position.”

According to the Spanish sports daily Diario Sport, Alonso had a similar response when asked about the progress of his 2018 McLaren-Renault contract.

“There’s nothing new to say for now,” he said.

Related News

  • 15/02/2016 No free TV coverage in Spain in 2016 – report Feb.15 (GMM) Free-to-air television coverage of F1 throughout Spain has ended, according to the Spanish sports daily El Mundo Deportivo. The report said the 2016 world championship can […]
  • 11/10/2015 Honda making ‘progress’ with new engine – Boullier Oct.11 (GMM) Eric Boullier would not be drawn on what sort of progress Honda has made with its struggling 'power unit' at Sochi. The new specification, benefitting from the Japanese […]
  • 23/04/2018 Official denies Spanish GP in doubt Apr.23 (GMM) A Spanish official has played down rumours the future of the grand prix in Barcelona could be in doubt. Barcelona's current contract is set to expire next year, and there […]
  • 05/10/2017 Brawn impressed by rookies Vandoorne, Stroll Oct.5 (GMM) Ross Brawn says two F1 rookies have impressed him this year. That is despite the fact that Stoffel Vandoorne and Lance Stroll initially struggled in 2017. But Brawn, the F1 […]
  • 18/04/2017 Alonso denies voluntarily quitting Bahrain GP Apr.18 (GMM) Sources close to Fernando Alonso have "strongly denied" suggestions the Spaniard voluntarily quit Sunday's Bahrain grand prix. After making derogatory comments about the […]
  • 20/03/2017 Alonso to ‘lose his patience’ – Ramirez Mar.20 (GMM) Fernando Alonso will eventually "lose his patience" with McLaren-Honda. That is the view of the famous British outfit's former long-time team manager Jo Ramirez. The […]
  • 06/02/2017 Rosberg wanted Alonso to replace him Feb.6 (GMM) World champion Nico Rosberg has admitted he would have liked Mercedes to replace him for 2017 with Fernando Alonso. Actually, the German marque has signed up Williams driver […]
  • 16/04/2016 McLaren wants to keep Alonso beyond 2017 Apr.16 (GMM) McLaren-Honda has opened the door for Fernando Alonso to renew his contract beyond the end of next year. "If he continues working and driving in the same way for us, we […]
  • 14/04/2016 Alonso wants to test injuries in practice Apr.14 (GMM) Afternoon turned into evening in Shanghai while the F1 paddock waited for news about Fernando Alonso. Hours ago, the Spaniard met with FIA doctors in a bid to be cleared fit […]
  • 04/02/2016 Ghosn wants Renault return for Alonso Feb.4 (GMM) Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday did not hide that enticing Fernando Alonso back to the new works Renault team is an objective. "Would I like to sign Alonso? For sure," he told the […]