Dennis: Alonso future to be decided soon

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has said he expects the future of Fernando Alonso at his team to be resolved within a fortnight

Dennis: Alonso future to be decided soon

Alonso has had a troubled relationship with Dennis this season, and there has been continued speculation that the Spaniard will not see out his original three-year deal with the team.

Dennis has stated for several months that the matter would only be sorted out after the season has finished, and he has now a put a timescale on a resolution being found.

"The issue of the drivers is an issue that we have continuously told you we will address after the end of the season," he told reporters at Interlagos. "And it will be addressed over the course of the next two weeks."

Dennis again blamed the growth of the Internet for increasing tensions between Alonso and the team, as he admitted that McLaren had struggled to cope with the demands of modern media through 2007.

"I have said so often, the Internet has been the bane of our lives," he said. "This is an uncontrolled, unedited, source of information that is fed into the media.

"Of course, I am not critical at all of the media. It just makes it so hard because everything is so instantaneous. You are just spending too much time trying to correct the inaccuracies that come into the system. That puts pressures on the team.

"But we will not in any shape or form say that this pressure has had anything to do with the fact that we had this problem (Hamilton's gearbox problem) today.

"I think the team has resisted the pressure very well during the season, and I would not put any of our on-circuit problems in testing or racing against that."

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