Flavio Briatore has hit out at Christian Horner after he criticised Fernando Alonso, saying it is not like Red Bull have “the best management of drivers.”
Red Bull have yet to confirm their full 2020 line up, raising questions about whether Alonso, who retired from F1 at the end of last year, could be an outside bet.
Horner made it clear that he isn’t.
“Fernando tends to cause chaos wherever he goes,” said the Red Bull team boss.
“I am not sure that it is the healthiest thing for the team for him to join us.”
Briatore is not impressed with Horner’s criticism of the Spanish driver.
“I have heard that Horner speaks negatively of Alonso and I think it is remarkable,” AS reports him as having told Radio Sportiva.
“I can’t stand that someone like Horner speak badly of someone like Fernando.”
He added: “Red Bull does not take the prize for the best management of drivers…”
The Italian, who was Alonso’s boss when he won back-to-back titles with Renault and remains a part of his management team, insisted that Alonso is “not only a good driver, but also a true team player.”
As for Alonso’s criticism of Honda, who have now joined up with Red Bull and won races, Briatore reckons McLaren and Honda just didn’t work.
“They just didn’t fit, they are things that can happen,” he said.