However unlikely it might have looked few weeks ago there may be some (not much but some) Honda logic behind Alonso to Honda move. But as it has become Fernando’s habit, he keeps sending out very conflicting signals or whatever he says is twisted and edited by the media. As a result his mind is very difficult to read. On Monday it looked like the Honda move is very possible, after but then I read his latest comments to Cadena Ser radio on Renault and their chances in 2009:
“Honestly I think it’s difficult, because although there are going to be completely new rules… Next year there could be changes, but I’ve never seen a car that’s fighting at the back one year then sweep the field the next. It’s always step by step. So it’s hard to close the gap, whether it’s the aerodynamics, the engine, or the tyres. Whatever our problems are, we’d have to work very hard to close that gap. But, to be honest, it’s going to be difficult to move ahead of them (top teams), and to make a car that will be superior to theirs.”
Now I am not sure if this is a message to Renault or to Honda … It is clear Alonso has his doubts about Renault’s ability to make the leap ahed of Ferrari or McLaren. But the car fighting at the back this year but hoping to sweep the field in the next, that description fits Honda very well … What would be the logic for him to switch from Renault to Honda now ? None, unless he plans to do a Schumi and take the time to build with Ross Brawn the title winning team around himself… In that case Honda better hold on to Barrichello .