Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Mansell has criticised

Former British Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell has criticised the McLaren team for letting its drivers go public with their problems. Mansell believes these things should've been kept internally.

"It's something for the team to deal with. It's not something for the public to be part of," Mansell told BBC Sport. "It's no different to what happened years ago but it's publicised more. I drove with Alain Prost, Nelson Piquet and Keke Rosberg. They were all world champions and they are not going to be your best mates. "I just feel some of the things that are happening and the way certain things are being managed would have been managed far differently a few years ago and it is a great shame. Too much is said sometimes, but that seems to be the way of the world." Mansell furthermore said he doesn't understand why the FIA came in between the McLaren drivers on Saturday night. The FIA punished Alonso with a grid penalty and prevented the team from scoring any constructors' points in the race. "The thing I find extraordinary is that the powers that be are intervening. It's between two drivers from the same team and it shouldn't affect anyone else," he said. "If they want to cause problems between themselves, then it's surely up to them."

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