Spain's man in charge of motor sport has admitted that he is unconcerned by suggestions that Fernando Alonso may be denied a fair shot at taking a third Formula One world title at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Spanish Motorsport Federation [RFEA] president Carlos Gracia has said that a meeting with McLaren team boss Ron Dennis has convinced him that both Alonso and points leader Lewis Hamilton will be given equal opportunities to take the crown at Interlagos. The claim comes after Formula One's governing body, the FIA, showed that it had its doubts over the equality on offer, appointing an independent observer to ensure that there is no disadvantage being conferred on Alonso after suggestions that the team was not fettling his MP4-22 to its optimum.

"I'm convinced that Hamilton and Alonso are going to get exactly the same treatment," Gracia told Reuters, "McLaren have demonstrated their professionalism over many years and so has Ron Dennis.

"I met with Ron Dennis at his request in Madrid this morning, and we discussed the season. That meeting confirmed my confidence in him and the team."

Gracia will also be attending the Brazilian race as a guest of McLaren.

"The only reason for my presence at Interlagos is because Ron Dennis had the courtesy to invite me," he revealed, "He showed his complete professionalism by offering Pedro Martinez de la Rosa as a translator so if I had any questions or doubts they could be resolved."

 

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