Fernando Alonso’s reaction to Christian Horner’s comments about the Spaniard never racing for Red Bull, tell us the two men are in agreement, although likely not for the same reasons.
During a podcast with Formula 1’s Tom Clarkson, the Red Bull Racing team boss was asked about the prospect of perhaps seeing Alonso fill the coveted seat alongside Max Verstappen at the Milton Keynes outfit.
Horner admitted he had huge respect for the two-time world champion, but also confessed that he viewed him as a potential trouble-maker
“He’s a great driver, a fantastic driver. But I think it’s very difficult to see… he tends to cause a bit of chaos wherever he’s gone,” said Horner.
“I’m not sure it would be the healthiest thing for the team for Fernando to join the team.”
Responding to the dig on Twitter, Alonso brushed off the snub with several lines of laughing emojis and an unequivocal ‘Nothanks’ hashtag.
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) August 9, 2018
Beyond Horner’s opinion, Red Bull welcoming Alonso appears hardly plausible given the team’s switch to Honda power next season and the recent ‘bad’ history between the Japanese manufacturer and the 37-year-old McLaren driver.
Alonso has yet to make a clear call on his future, with an extension of his deal with McLaren seen as his only opportunity to remain in F1, with another alternative being a move to race full-time IndyCar.