Formula 1 – Pavel Turek On The New Evidence Against McLaren

OK, now we know, that the actual text of the email exchange between Alonso and De La Rosa was made up by an Italian journalist. But at the same time, we know, that there was some email communication between them. FIA got information about that and asked the McLaren drivers to disclose all they know. But how did FIA get the info about the email exchange in a first place?

Pavel Turek told Czech TV Nova that he believes, Alonso or people from his team, are behind all this. Later on he went on to explain his opinion for Czech server

Now, if you wonder, who the hell is Pavel Turek, remember, this person was a manager of McLaren at the times when it was West McLaren Mercedes, and retains very close relationship with former McLaren driver, David Coulthard. You may visit here for more details. He is still very much at home in F1 paddock…

Here is what he had to say about the email exchange (translated from

“My opinion is based on what I could see in the contracts between McLaren and its drivers. It is no secret that Fernando Alonso is not happy in the team and would like to leave. It is also no secret that Flavio Briatore is interested in Alonso’s services. But in Alonso’s contract there is only one possibility for him to get out of his contract with McLaren – only if the team does not participate or is excluded from the Championship. I think that this might be the motivation of Alonso, or his team, and I would not disregard the possibility that Flavio Briatore, who would like to see Alonso back in Renault is involved in this too.”

These are only opinions of one the F1 insiders, but judging from attempts of Ron Dennis to drag Renault and Briatore into the whole issue over the past weekend, Pavel Turek may not be shooting too much off the target …

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