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Sabbatical not a good move for Alonso - Hakkinen

  • Published on 08 Dec 2015 09:16
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Lowering his guard and taking a sabbatical amid McLaren-Honda's troubles would not be the right move for Fernando Alonso. That is the advice of fellow former double world champion Mika Hakkinen, whose own one-year sabbatical in 2002 ultimately became full retirement from F1 before he reached his mid-30s.

"Personally, I was able to come back after my sabbatical year," the Finn said, "but by then I realised that was it, I was done, I was happy (to retire)." Hakkinen continued: "I finished my career winning races, and that's a good way to end. In the case of Fernando, I do not think it (taking a sabbatical) is a very good move. He has to keep fighting. Once you start a game, you have to keep going," he is quoted by Spain's AS newspaper. (GMM)

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  • khasmir

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    I do hope he has a solid contract with an exit strategy if McLaren-Honda are not competitive after 2 years. Unless we see a dramatic improvement in 2016 there is not much hope 2017 will be any better.

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    • Dec 8 2015 - 18:04

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