Alonso Not "Comfortable" At Mclaren

Ever since Lewis Hamilton scored his first podium finish at the season opening Grand Prix of Australia, rumors began circulating that teammate Fernando Alonso was worried about his situation at the team.

On Tuesday, he gave credence to that buzz.

Speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, the two-time defending World Champion insisted that "from the start I've never felt totally comfortable," since moving to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes from Renault at the beginning of 2007.

"He (Hamilton) is British and the team is British, and he's doing a great job and we know that all the support and help is going to him and I understood that from the beginning."

These comments come days after Hamilton captured his first career victory at the Canadian Grand Prix, a race where Alonso finished seventh and fell eight points behind in the World Championship standings behind his rookie teammate.

Even after expressing his current thoughts, Alonso feels he is in a good situation at McLaren.

"But I'm not complaining. I've won two races out of six and I've finished on the podium four times and I have those 40 points that will allow me to fight for the title in the end," said Alonso.

"I'm calm, I'm good, though I know there's a certain impatience to return to the top and dominate. But I'm second in the championship, I'm eight points behind. I would be worse if I were at Renault, or Honda or any other team.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

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