McLaren has undergone a massive change in their management structure with Eric Boullier resigning as racing director.
Boullier’s resignation brought about a rumour in the F1 world that Alonso had a role to play in it, as he was unhappy with how the team was being run.
Alonso has been largely frustrated with the performance of McLaren this season, as the car is nowhere close to the ‘top 3’ teams.
With Alonso’s former race engineer Andrea Stella being promoted to the role of performance director, speculation about Alonso’s influence in the entire ‘restructuring’ has only increased.
However, Alonso has squashed all those rumours, saying that ‘he only drives cars.’
“I just drive cars.” he said.
“If Zak [Brown, McLaren Racing CEO] thinks that there are other people now doing different jobs in the team it’s because he thinks that’s the best thing to do.
“I trust 100% Zak, I trusted 100% Eric, I trust always the bosses because they are the ones that have all the information.” he added.
Alonso conceded that he was in fact informed about the changes(as was protocol), but that he wasn’t involved in any of the decision making process.
“I wasn’t consulted I was informed about all the changes and all the new possibilities, as Stoffel [Vandoorne] had been informed.
“Obviously I had more experience with Andrea than Zak, who only know Andrea for one year long. He wanted my opinion and how I see also Gil. But obviously he knows Gil for 20 years and I know Gil for one year so he knows much more than me in terms of what possibilities and what scenarios may make Gil come into play.
“I fully trust whatever decision and just moving forward the most important thing is to improve the car and to be more competitive and hopefully from this weekend we’ll see a step forward.” Alonso said.
Alonso was all praise for Boullier, who worked tirelessly for McLaren all these years.
“I think we have to say thanks for all the effort and all the years here. His decision was to leave and I’m sure that the team will move forward in the best possibilities and we will keep moving forward.” Alonso concluded.