Alonso says team priorities are paramount in F1

Fernando Alonso with fans in Shanghai

Fernando Alonso with fans in Shanghai

In the aftermath of the recent Malaysian GP, team orders have been the big talking point after rivals Red Bull and Mercedes employed the tactics at during the race at Sepang, and Fernando Alonso was asked his opinion on the situation during a media session in Shanghai on Thursday.

“As a driver, one always wants to win and to do whatever it takes to win,” said the Spaniard. “However, what counts are the priorities of your team, so it’s difficult to comment or have an opinion on what Red Bull and Mercedes did in the last race, without knowing what discussions they had beforehand”

“When we come to F1, we enter an agreement with our team and we have a professional obligation towards that team and sometimes people confuse team orders with the obligation to do one’s job,” added Alonso.