Alonso won't attend GPDA meeting
|By Jonathan Noble||Thursday, June 8th 2006, 14:54 GMT|
World champion Fernando Alonso has revealed he will not attend tomorrow's meeting of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.
The GPDA will meet at Silverstone and is expected to demand Michael Schumacher to come clean on his actions in Monaco Grand Prix qualifying.
But Alonso says he is not interested in talking about the incident anymore.
"Normally I haven't stayed for the last three or four races at the GPDA meeting and I will not stay tomorrow also, probably. I don't know. I don't care," the Spaniard said ahead of the British Grand Prix.
"I forgot (the incident) immediately after the decision of the FIA to put Michael in the last place, everything finished in that moment. There was nothing more to talk. They made their decision, it was their decision, and from that moment I tried to win the race. I did it, so I am happy."
When asked if Schumacher had apologised for the incident, Alonso replied: "I think Michael didn't apologise to anyone because it is not to anyone in particular.
"I think we were five or six cars improving on the previous lap in Monte Carlo and everything was focused on me because I was fighting for the pole position with him but it was not only me who was damaged in that moment."
The Renault driver believes the repercussion of Schumacher's incident had caused damage to the sport.
"For sure, with Michael's case and popularity the repercussions are bigger than anybody else in Formula One, so when you do well or when you do badly you are one week in the press and everyone will talk about your movements and about your manoeuvre," Alonso added.
"And for sure Michael before doing this didn't think about all the damage that it can do for the sport."
Several drivers have hit out at Schumacher in the press, and have even urged the German to leave his role in the GPDA.
Red Bull's David Coulthard is hoping Schumacher's rivals will now tell the German what they have told the media.
"I am sure it will be on the agenda, but it is an issue between the drivers and that is how I think it should be handled," said Coulthard.
"Inevitably someone will come out and say their two-pence worth that they won't say in front of each other at the meetings, so what I hope we achieve tomorrow is that those who were quick to give their opinion to the masses will give it in the eye to Michael.
"That is the mark of a man and I hope we are able to do that when we all sit around the table."