Fernando Alonso has reaffirmed his commitment to McLaren-Honda after he was criticised by Ron Dennis for comments he made over the team radio during the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Spaniard was heard saying he was 'embarrassed' to be overtaken so easily on the straights by rivals during the Suzuka race, adding that the Honda engine was akin to a 'GP2 engine'.

Though he went on to finish a solid 11th in a race of just one retirement, Alonso's scathing words drew criticism from McLaren CEO Dennis, who felt the comments were 'unprofessional' given it was Honda's home race and was being attended by many of its top brass.

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Furthermore, Alonso appeared to give a hesitant response to a question asking whether he will still be racing with McLaren next season during the post-race interviews, though Dennis again debunked that by saying he has a firm contract.

In response to the furore, Alonso has taken to Twitter to clarify his comments and emphasise that he remains committed to the McLaren-Honda project for 2016 and 2017 at least.


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I sympathise with FA - his late-career has been a chain of bad decisions which have prevented him adding to his 2 world titles...

He must be thoroughly frustrated and has been let down by McLaren and Honda.