Briatore: Piquet no threat to Alonso

Renault team boss Flavio Briatore has insisted that that Alonso will not have any difficulty getting along with his team-mate Nelsinho Piquet.

The double world champion left Mclaren last year to join Renault after he accused the team of favouring team-mate Lewis Hamitlon.

But Briatore believes that Nelsinho will pose less of a threat to Alonso and is confident that the two drivers will be better managed under his leadership.

“I think Nelsinho doesn t want to commit suicide in his rookie year,” Briatore told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“When McLaren hire a world champion in Fernando and have a rookie in Hamilton, they must know how to manage them.

“Piquet and Alonso, they both work for Renault. It s up to me to manage them for the good of the team. I must consider that, besides the two drivers, I have one thousand other people working for me.”