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Fernando Alonso’s manager and former Renault boss, Flavio Briatore, says that there is nothing to the rumors about the Spanish driver and Red Bull. Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Briatore said that the rumors were simply that…just rumors and that everything is fine between Alonso and Ferrari.

Alonso was issued a rebuke, publicly, by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo after telling press that he’d like a “car like the others” for his birthday but Briatore says that’s normal and that all drivers want the fastest car possible.

to those ends, Briatore says that it is incumbent upon Ferrari to provide a car that can win and qualify in the two front rows

“He needs to have at his disposal a car that allows him to start from the top two rows. We knew it would be tough in Hungary, as it was when I was at Renault. They need to quickly find the instruction manual at Maranello.”

Alonso and Ferrari suffered in Hungary and placed 5th losing ground to Kimi Raikkonen in the driver’s championship.

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  • Scott

    An instruction Manual, would that be like the one that McLaren had a few years back.

  • tomfirth

    Flavio Briatore sure has been Mr Rent-A-Quote this break hasn’t he so far. First about Webber’s move then about Alonso and Ferrari.

    Has he replaced Lauda ?

    • niyoko

      True, but The Flav had managed Webber and Alonso in the past. At least they can’t ask Lauda anymore.

  • Rapierman

    Certainly up for a Mike Bishop Bravado Award.

  • Gowra

    Its time for the Prancing horse to make a run in the front row Briatore is right how long a talented drivercan be huffing and puffing at the back.