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Reigning Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has said that while Fernando Alonso has complained a huge deal during his time at McLaren, the Spaniard is the only one to blame for his career decisions.
One can argue that Alonso often finds himself in the right place at the wrong time.
He famously decided to leave left McLaren after the 2007 season. His teammate Lewis Hamilton went on to secure championship success the following year.
In 2010, he joined Ferrari and finished 3rd on three occasions, runner-up in 2012 and then 4th in his final season with the team before leaving for McLaren.
His last three years have seen him feature at the back of the grid for McLaren and while he has hinted at leaving, he is expected to stay there after they ended their partnership with Honda in favour for Renault power next season.
Rosberg said that it’s not down to “bad luck”, insisting a top driver knows where they need to be to win.
“It’s not bad luck,” said Rosberg. “It’s not bad luck when you choose the wrong teams to be at, because that’s all part of being a top driver.
“You can be the best driver in the world, but you won’t win in a bad car.”
Rosberg said that he believes Alonso’s only option now is to stick it out with McLaren, particularly as no other top seats are available. In his opinion, a Le Mans attempt wouldn’t offer enough of a challenge.
“It’s (McLaren) his only option,” before adding, “It’s (endurance racing) not Formula 1 – and Formula 1 is the maximum.”