Opel Chairman Bob Hendry said he found out about the Fiat alliance only a week before the announcement. The German press said he was thinking about quitting. Is that true?
`Too much was made out of that. He's not leaving. This is an agreement between two parent companies to do something. Bob didn't just wake up one day to find it was there. But on the other hand, Bob has responsibility for Opel and it would not have been appropriate to involve him in all the initial discussions.'