FORMULA ONE : McNISH ON THE WRONG TRACK; Alesi blast at Scots F1 debut boy.
Byline: EUAN McLEAN Euan McLean (born January 9, 1986 in Kilmarnock) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays as goalkeeper for Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League.
Having been a youth signing with Kilmarnock, McLean began his professional career when he moved south to join
FORMULA ONE veteran Jean Alesi Jean Alesi (born Giovanni Alesi June 11, 1964) is a French racing driver of Italian origins. His Formula One career included spells at Tyrrell, Benetton, Sauber, Prost, Jordan and most notably Ferrari where he proved very popular among the tifosi (Italian fanbase). has launched a savage attack on Scots new boy Allan McNish Allan McNish is a racing driver, born on 29 December 1969 in Dumfries, Scotland. He lives in Monaco with his wife Kelly. He is currently driving an Audi R10 and an R8 for Audi Sport North America in the American Le Mans series. ahead of his big race debut.
Former Ferrari ace Alesi branded McNish's inclusion in the new Toyota team "ridiculous" - despite the 32-year-old enjoying success at lower levels of motor sport including the Le Mans 24 Hour race.
And as McNish prepares to get his F1 career under way in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix This article is about Formula One race. For other uses, see Australian Grand Prix (disambiguation).
The Australian Grand Prix is a Formula One race that is part of the annual Formula One championship season. , Alesi snidely snide
adj. snid·er, snid·est
Derogatory in a malicious, superior way.
snide suggested Toyota would be better off with rally star Colin McRae Colin Steele McRae, MBE (5 August, 1968 – 15 September, 2007) was a Scottish rally driver representing Great Britain.
He was the 1991 and 1992 British Rally Champion and the 1995 World Rally Champion. .
He said: "It's a ridiculous decision. Inexplicable."They should have hired Colin McRae - at least he would have entertained the spectators!"
The Frenchman's stinging unprovoked attack is sure to infuriate the Dumfries-born racer as he prepares for the greatest test of his career.
But he is not the only one to cop a barrage of criticism from the big mouthed racer. Alesi recently let rip at the Japanese team's decision to base themselves in Germany where he believes the infrastructure is unsuitable for F1 teams.
And he mocked the competitiveness of Toyota's new car despite the team spending 12 months of exhaustive testing (programming) exhaustive testing - Executing a program with all possible combinations of inputs or values for program variables. on 11 grand prix circuits in which they covered more than 20,000 kilometres.
Alesi added: "People say their engine is powerful but let's wait and see.
"When I listened to the car I wanted to LAUGH. It was like a Fiat Panda!
"McNish's team-mate Mika Salo is an ideal choice for the job because he has experience of driving bad F1 cars.
"All the money is coming from Japan - yet the team management is all German based. Crazy!"Even the German manufacturers haven't based their F1 operations in Germany.
"They'll have to move across to England to be competitive and they should have more Japanese people in senior management positions."
McNish will get his first chance to ram those words down Alesi's throat in the searing sear 1
v. seared, sear·ing, sears
1. To char, scorch, or burn the surface of with or as if with a hot instrument. See Synonyms at burn1.
2. heat of Melbourne in the early hours of next Sunday morning.
The Scot may be a late arrival in F1 but has plenty experience of handling these super-powerful cars as a former test driver for McLaren and Benetton.
The Japanese car giants have invested an enormous budget into their F1 project over the past few years.
But they have wisely played down the chances of making a big impact in their debut season.
However, Alesi's terrible attitude should pour fuel on McNish's burning desire to make his name at the top of his sport after a long wait for the big break.