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- Updated: April 19, 2017
Fernando Alonso’s career is now well and truly on its way down, according to Red Bull boss Christian Horner. He attributed this “strange” turn because of “mistakes” in Alonso’s decision-making processes.
In Bahrain, Horner even went as far as to say that Alonso needs a “psychiatrist” after deciding to skip Monaco next month in order to tackle the fabled and dangerous Indy 500.
“I don’t really understand,” Horner told Spanish broadcaster Movistar.
“Monaco is the biggest race of the year, where the engine matters a whole lot less and sometimes it rains and could be his biggest chance of a good result.
“So for the driver to go to another championship in which he has never participated, it’s strange, but you have to respect him.”
On another level, Horner said he can see how Alonso has been led to his “strange” decision.
“Fernando is frustrated and angry, because he should be driving a competitive car. He is one of the best drivers in the world and it’s frustrating for everyone to see him in the situation he’s in.
“But, it’s because he was advised badly or because he made mistakes when he made decisions. Anyway, he’s too good a driver to be so far behind – he should be fighting at the front with Vettel, (Lewis) Hamilton, (Daniel) Ricciardo, (Max) Verstappen.”
Alonso has been visibly disinterested in the opening three Grand Prix events of this season, and while a lot of it can be attributed to bad luck and an unresponsive car, it is tough to argue against Horner’s views.
If you were in Alonso’s place, what would you do to rescue the situation? Given the car he has at his disposal and his form, what should his hopes be for this season?
Let us know by penning down your views in the comment box below!