Why Alonso couldn't join Red Bull "His name makes the hair on their necks bristle”

12-12-2019 09:20
by Louis Shaw
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Why Alonso couldn't join Red Bull His name makes the hair on their necks bristle”

There have been rumors that Liberty Media looked into the possibility of Fernando Alonso joining Red Bull Racing for the 2020 season. Helmut Marko has said that this wasn't a possibility due to the fact that Honda wouldn't want to work with him again. 

“We immediately said we have no need for Alonso,” Marko told Auto Bild. “It won’t work because our engine partner Honda won’t have it either. The name Alonso makes the hair on their necks bristle.”

Red Bull are aware that they need to produce a car capable of winning next season if they are to hold onto Max Verstappen. 

“We have to give Max a car in 2020 with which he can become world champion. Otherwise, he will be gone,” said the Austrian. “Right now things are really going on behind the scenes. It will be decisive weeks.” 

Alonso will focus on the Dakar and trying to Indianapolis 500 as he looks to complete the triple crown and will see if a Formula 1 seat is available in 2021. 

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