Fisichella: Renault Not Favouring Alonso

Giancarlo Fisichella has rebutted suggestions that his Renault team are favouring Championship contender Fernando Alonso, therefore hindering Fisichella's Grand Prix results

Fisichella: Renault Not Favouring Alonso

Since winning the opening round of the season, in Australia, eleven races ago, the Italian had a string of bad luck, mistakes and badly judged strategy, which deprived Fisichella of strong race results and left him trailing teammate Alonso by 52 points in the World Championship.

But Fisichella denied claims that he is not treated equally with the Spaniard, stating the team has worked in harmony throughout the season.

"It is really frustrating for me to hear that, and for the whole team as well," Fisichella said in a team press release, ahead of this weekend's German Grand Prix.

"I don't understand how people can think that when you are trying to win the Constructors' Championship, you would favour one car over another? People outside the team do not see what happens inside, how hard we all work together to improve the car, how we do 700kms each day at the tests, the meetings at the factory, and the effort of all the designers, engineers, mechanics to score as many points as possible.

"I know they are supporting me 100% and we work as a team. In the end, that is what matters."

Fisichella, out of contention for this year's Championship title, said his aim for the remaining eight races of the season is to help Renault win the Constructors' Championship, but he also hoped to win more Grands Prix this year.

"Certainly we have a very good chance to fight for the win at every race we go to, so that will be my aim, to score a lot of points for the team, to keep Renault ahead in the Constructors' Championship," the Italian said.

"And, of course, to win some more races! I am certain I will have the chance to do that before the end of the year."

 

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