Alonso wants ‘private’ radio chats


After his frustrations with McLaren-Honda were broadcast to the world, Fernando Alonso has called for "private" radio chats.

Although he finished the Japanese GP in 11th place, just one position outside the points, it was an aggravating afternoon at Suzuka for the double World Champion.

Overtaken by Toro Rossos and Saubers alike, Alonso equated his Honda unit to a "GP2" engine and labelled the team's performance "embarrassing."

And everyone watching heard.

Alonso later took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the race and his publicised criticism of the team.

"Today was our third-best result of the season! We keep working hard," he wrote.

"When we are fighting in groups it is difficult, we all want to win. And sometimes our team radio gets played, but it should be private chats."

The Spaniard also insisted that there is no truth to rumours that he wants to leave McLaren.

He added: "No one should have any doubt that I have 3 years with McLaren and my career in F1 will end with this team, hopefully winning everything."