Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso warned of unspecified “penalties” after the System One hearsay mill went into overdrive with hypothesis concerning the double world champion’s future.
The 42-year-old Spaniard was linked with a shock transfer to Purple Bull, as substitute for Sergio Perez, in social media hypothesis after final Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix.
Some recommended he is likely to be shedding religion in Aston Martin, a staff he joined on the finish of final season from Renault-owned Alpine, with the Spaniard’s loyalty additionally seemingly in query.
“I am not demotivated in any respect, I am nonetheless having fun with lots the venture, I like the staff, I feel we had an unbelievable season even when now we’re not clearly quick sufficient,” he advised reporters at Brazil’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
“There are at all times going to be some rumours in System One, we must always not consider possibly the individuals which can be saying these rumours. These rumours are coming from individuals which can be simply social media guys, they need just a few followers. It is a disgrace and I’ll make certain there are penalties.”
The motive force didn’t provide any additional rationalization on what the “penalties” is likely to be.
Alonso began the season with three straight podiums and 6 top-three finishes within the first eight races, however Aston Martin’s kind has tailed off and he has not completed larger than sixth within the final six races.
Aston Martin have dropped from second place early on to fifth within the constructors’ standings, though they’ve scored greater than 4 occasions as many factors as final season after they completed seventh.
Alonso has a contract to the tip of 2024 together with his staff, as does Mexican Perez.