Alonso dismisses Rosberg’s career dig

Date published: October 16 2017 - Editor

Fernando Alonso has defended his career moves within Formula 1 after Nico Rosberg said “he only had himself to blame” for not competing for more World Championships.

Rosberg made the remark during his commentary stint in Japan, but Alonso feels it is too easy to come to that conclusion based on hindsight.

“I don’t regret any of the decisions I took,” said Alonso.

“I’ve often said it: every time, I chose the best option, the most logical one. Unfortunately, I also don’t have a crystal ball.”

Alonso compared his situation to the same faced by Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton in their careers.

He added: “What has happened to me is similar to what happened to Michael Schumacher at Mercedes, where things didn’t go too well.

“Or even Lewis Hamilton, who didn’t have a very good first year at Mercedes.

“I’m proud to have driven for Renault, McLaren and Ferrari. When I joined those teams, nobody criticized my choice or told me it was a bad decision.

“In hindsight, it’s different but I’m proud of where I’ve been.”