Thursday, June 21, 2007

Alonso denies angry swerve

Spaniard was cooling his car

Alonso on Sunday denied race commentators' claims that he swerved at the pit wall during the US grand prix to 'send a message' to his McLaren chiefs.Some TV angles suggested that the Spaniard also shook his fist, a lap after failing to make an attempt to pass his teammate Lewis Hamilton stick for the lead of the race at Indianapolis. But in the post-race press conference, 25-year-old Alonso said he was just trying to cool his car."I followed (Lewis for) so many laps that my overalls were black from the carbon brakes."I think my brakes and all of my car was hotter than normal, so I tried to pull away from the slipstream sometimes just to cool the car."

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