30th Mar 12, 06:00 #41
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31st Mar 12, 02:02 #44
I remember the day when Alonso was considered one of the wet weather aces. These days several are very good and probably just as skilled in the wet. But Alonso put up a fantastic drive in the changing conditions. I do wish Perez hadn't had his small off so he could have caught up to apply some pressure. Even with the ground he was making up it would have been really hard to get past Alonso.
As for the car though, I have to agree with the others that say the Ferrari can't be all that bad. Plenty of on board shots (including fast qually laps) have shown that quite a few of the cars this year are much more twitchy and less stable than cars from past years. And even Alonso can't make a pig of a car win a race.
10th Apr 12, 05:04 #45
The fact that some of you are scratching your heads and speculating about how good the F2012 is, is testament to how good Zo really is!!!
He better hope to collect some decent points and a better/ revised car for Spain, otherwise it's over for Ferrari in 2012. Did i hear that China might be a wet-race??
If China is a dry weekend, unfortunately we'll really see how bad the Ferrari is and at the same time how good the Lotus/ Kimi really is. I predict a Kimi podium (and fastest lap!)
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12th Apr 12, 17:54 #52
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12th Apr 12, 23:07 #53
Alonso truely is one of the greats.
Every time he appears to be losing his edge or drifting along without desire, he pops up with a mind blowing drive."In F1 too many things overshadow the Racing" by Kimi
"Like DRS, soft tyres and "The Show"." by Me
13th Apr 12, 02:43 #54
14th Apr 12, 21:49 #55
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This circuit isn't good for Ferrari, they loose too much in the straights, but they do seem to have made the car a bit better, more consistent, at least.
tomorrow in the race it will be better, especially with full tanks. Ferrari made the mistake of using up all their soft tyres by Q3 , so Alonso had to run with used softs. That cost him .8 s.
Had he been able to keep his cool in Q1 like Vettel did, and stayed in the 14th place, he'd have had a fresh set of tyres, and since he got 35.9 s in Q2, he could have gotten the same or 35.8 with the rubbered in track in Q3... The car with Alonso is worth between 5-7 on the grid. It isn't THAT bad, considering the car gets better in the race.
Overall Alonso's best lap was .3 s slower than Hamilton's best lap. I say that shows the car has improved.
The quali is much tighter with lots of cars in a few tenths... The race is another matter .... I expect a strong race tomorrow from him, and actually hope it doesn't rain. I don't like lotteries.
If you look at the times in Q2, Ferrari is the car that gained the most from using softs, 1 full second difference between hard tires and soft tires...They still have problems warming up tires... that explains why they are more competitive with a full load and why they are ****e at the end with light loads.
That also explains why with slightly wet tracks and intermediates they are so strong. The other cars overheat the intermediate tires on a drying track much faster than Ferrari.
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13th May 12, 21:41 #57
Tied with Seb for the most wdc points, not a particularly great race, Maldonado seemed to be on or just over FA's pace, and was never really challenged by Fred. Ferrari is at the bottom of a group in total elapsed times (being fast) with Lotus, Mercedes, Sauber, Red Bull McLaren and Williams. FA has it in first Massa has punched his own ticket with this result, even if the car is a dog.
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27th May 12, 16:52 #58
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the most consistent driver in all races so far has a well-deserved lead in the overalls
what a "cup"
27th May 12, 17:41 #59
Leading the championship with such a car...says all about his skills. Yes once again amazing AlonsoWhen you're tired of rallying...you're tired of life
27th May 12, 17:43 #60
Yes, he is amazing... I hope that he wins the WDC...Formula 1