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Alonso turned down Brawn GP for the 2009 season

  • Published on 20 Jun 2017 10:30
  • comments 7
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Former Brawn GP man Nick Fry has revealed that Fernando Alonso turned down an offer to join Brawn for the 2009 season. Brawn emerged victorious that season, holding off Red Bull against all the odds, while Jenson Button won his maiden title also with the privateer team.

Alonso drove for Renault in 2009 after returning to the team the year before after a distasteful stint with McLaren. Alonso has a reputation of making poor choices throughout his career in relation to switching teams. Fry believes that Alonso could've at least doubled his championship tally if he chose to join Brawn.

"Fernando Alonso should have been driving for Nick Fry and Ross Brawn in 2009," Fry said."If he did, he would be four times world champion today. Fernando Alonso could be one of the lost talents. If he had made better decisions, he would have done much better."

After his final year at Renault in 2009, Alonso joined Ferrari on a five-year stint in the hope of achieving a third world title. However, he was unsuccessful, finishing second on three occasions. In 2010 Brawn GP became Mercedes who now are at the forefront of the sport. 

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • Another great choice alonso

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    • Jun 20 2017 - 10:48
    • Just came to read this exact comment lol

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      • Jun 20 2017 - 13:11
  • Hi I am Fernando Alonso and I can reveal to you the technique to success in making the wrong gamble at the right time.

    *Oviedo best seller since 2007

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    • Jun 20 2017 - 11:35
    • I dunno. the guy gets 40mil to turn up and not drive a car too much... whilst that does not get you world championships I'd hardly call his career unsuccessful. C'est la via....

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      • Jun 20 2017 - 12:08
    • If your aim is to make money and retire without realizing your full potential, you don't have to be in F1. Your philosophy is shared by the parasites of society, they too make a lot of money achieving nothing personally beyond money.

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      • Jun 20 2017 - 13:24
  • mbmwe36

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    If Alonso ever offers investment advice, just do the opposite, and you'll be sure to make a fortune.

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    • Jun 20 2017 - 12:50

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