Dennis would not veto Alonso return
17 December 2013 – McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis says he would not actively block Fernando Alonso from returning to the Woking-based outfit, despite a tumultuous relationship with the Spaniard during their last spell together.
Having won two world titles at Renault, Alonso made the move to McLaren ahead of the 2007 season, but he encountered problems with Dennis and then rookie team-mate Lewis Hamilton and departed after just one term.
Earlier this season, Alonso vowed to remain with current outfit Ferrari until at least the end of his contract in 2016, but paddock rumours have linked him with a McLaren comeback.
When questioned over the matter by BBC Sport, Dennis explained that a reunion is not an impossible outcome.
"One has to recognise the first objective of any Grand Prix team is to win races," Dennis commented.
"Whatever obstacles sit between a team wanting to win and winning, be it engineering, fiscal or human issues, you resolve them. You never say never."
Last weekend, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo publicly eased fears over the team's ongoing relationship with Alonso, having previously rebuked his driver for criticising car performance after the Hungarian Grand Prix.
"I can understand his occasional moments of frustration, which we all share, but I am sure he is well aware what Ferrari represents," said di Montezemolo during the brand's traditional end-of-season Christmas celebration at Maranello. "Because of that, he will be even keener to give it his best shot."