More drama in F1 ahead of the Malaysian GP as Alonso's version of events just raises more questions.
Fernando Alonso, asked about his testing accident during the FIA Thursday press conference, flat out contradicted his team's version of events.
After the crash, McLaren blamed a sudden gust of wind, something that was ridiculed by everyone but the most rabid McLarenistas.
"...even a hurricane would not move the car at that speed. Also if you have any problem, medical issue, normally you will lose power and go straight to the outside, never to the inside."
said Fernando adding:
"...It's clear that there was a problem in the car. It's not found on the data at the moment."
but at the same time Alonso said he
"fully trust(s) the team. They have been one month looking at every single component on the car, doing so many tests, changing every single part which they had some doubts about."
The situation in a very odd one. Does anyone really believe McLaren is not fully aware if the steering had locked, as Alonso claims, causing the accident?
Where is the video? Why are versions of event during and after the accident so different when told by Alonso, McLaren and emergency personnel?
We hope Alonso is as fine as he claims to be and can add some much needed spice to the race this week end, we are not sure the relationship with McLaren is necessarily off to the best of starts.
You can read the full transcript of Alonso's Press conference answers HERE