No regrets after saying no to Red Bull seat – Alonso

Fernando Alonso has insisted that he does not regret turning down an offer a few seasons ago to move to Red Bull.

Alonso moved to Ferrari from Renault last season and although he was a title contender, he eventually lost out to Sebastian Vettel with Red Bull winning the constructors championship. Red Bull are now clearly favourite to win both the driver and constructors championship for the 2011 season.

When asked by formulasantader.com if he regretted turning down Red Bull Alonso replied, “No, no. Perhaps I’d have three or four world championships, but I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now nor would I be driving a Ferrari.

“I think that it is more important for a racing driver to drive for Ferrari than it is to have a World Championship.

During his time at McLaren in 2007, Hamilton and Alonso appeared to clash. However the Spaniard said that he would not have a problem having Hamilton as his team-mate again in the future.

“I have no problem with Hamilton and neither did we have one at McLaren,” Alonso said. “I have the absolute respect for him. As long as it wasn’t at McLaren, sharing a team with Hamilton would be good,” he said.

“I don’t have problems in sharing a team with anybody,” he continued. “I have been lucky to be with great drivers, although when they share with me it seems that they have lost speed and have become bad drivers.”