Alonso snubbed Red Bull 'several times'

The Fernando Alonso and Red Bull F1 team continue their spat. This time it is between the Ferrari driver and Helmut Marko!

Jan.21 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko is bitter because he was turned down "several times", Fernando Alonso has claimed.

Following Red Bull and Ferrari's 2012 title battle, a verbal spat broke out between Spaniard Alonso and Austrian Marko, who is Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz's right-hand man.

Marko claimed that while world champion Sebastian Vettel is fully focused, Alonso is too "busy with politics and funny comments".

Dr Helmut Marko, Red Bull Motorsport Consultant
Dr Helmut Marko, Red Bull Motorsport Consultant

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Alonso retorted: "Some (people) say they don't read them (Alonso's comments), don't hear them and don't see them, before adding that they are not influenced by them -- so clearly they do read them, maybe at night."

Now, the feisty 31-year-old Ferrari driver has hinted Marko is bitter because of how many times he rejected Red Bull's interest in his highly-rated services.

"After hearing 'no', it always hurts a little more each time," Alonso is quoted by Brazil's Totalrace.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari
Article type Breaking news
Tags alonso, ferrari, marko, mateschitz, red bull, vettel