27th May 12, 19:53 #61
I think now, Alonso is a leading contender for the championship.
If the whole season is like the early races it will need a driver to stand out and be consistant determined and skillfull.
Alonso is one of the very best and he has the ability to stand out from the miriad of winners this season"In F1 too many things overshadow the Racing" by Kimi
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27th May 12, 23:10 #62
Of course Alonso is an amazing driver, but Ferrari will have to continue to improve the car, and more so than the competition. I don't think he can win the championship with its current relative competitiveness to the other front runners.
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28th May 12, 01:51 #64
Never been a fan of his, but hats off to Alonso. I have huge respect for what he is doing in that Ferrari. He is a top racer.Iceman: Adjective 1)Rapid, swift 2)Nickname of Kimi-Matias Räikkönen, a legendary Formula 1 driver
28th May 12, 05:52 #65
I'm ecstatic at Alonso's position in the championship, what Ferrari fan wouldn't be? I'd be reluctant to trade him for any other driver on the grid, Vettel and Hamilton included but I think his position in the WDC is, at least in part, due to the strange way this championship has started. Six different winners from six races is, to state the obvious, very unusual and has meant that nobody has scored big points in multiple rounds. Alonso's consistency has allowed him take the lead in the championship but in a normal season he probably wouldn't be close. The car simply isn't up to it at the moment and although he has driven brilliantly times he can't rely on five or six other drivers sharing the wins all season long. Unless the F2012 gets quicker I fear that Alonso won't feature in the title race come season end.Forza Ferrari!!
28th May 12, 09:55 #66
I think that Ferrari is much improved since the first race and it is getting better and better.Formula 1
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28th May 12, 16:38 #68
On most occasions, the stars have all lined up for a guy to win the championship. The only "star" that needs to slot in is a better car (especially qualifying). The man can't put a foot wrong.
I really don't expect it to happen this year, but i'll be damned. Please, Formula one Gods, let Ferrari figure out the car details!!!
28th May 12, 18:28 #69
Ferrari has certainly improved. We don't know, how will the tyres influence future races, but if Ferrari can be consistently as good as they have been in the last two races (podium material), then Alonso is certainly a contender. In fact, it would demand a rival team (RBR/McLaren) to find consistency very quickly by themselves, because consistently podiuming Alonso will be hard to match.
28th May 12, 18:52 #70
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29th May 12, 01:47 #71Forza Ferrari!!
29th May 12, 03:01 #72
Well done at Monaco for Fernando.
Though I still maintain the Ferrari isn't at crap as some make it to be. With Monaco being considered a "drivers track" Felipe finished only 12 seconds behind him. Based on the "6/10ths" claims he should have cleared much more than that.
The above in no way, shape, or form intended to be a knock on Alonso, simply my point of view on the car.
He better keep at it though, as the Red Bulls are right there waiting for a bad race out of Fred.
29th May 12, 10:05 #73
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I dont think the 12 seconds was a true representaion, Mark was just controlling the pace at the front and bunching everyone up.
The Pirelli's have everything to do with what we have seen this year.. I was paying close attention to Red Bull monitoring Marks slip angles ensuring he kept within the parameters and it made me realise just how much the drivers must have to hold back and pace themselves. It seems F1 is no longer about the quickest drivers/fastest cars, for me the tipping point or equilibrium between pace and endurance has moved too far in the wrong direction.
It seems that this years WDC winner will not necesarilly have had the quickest car he will just have managed his tyres very well, had good race savy ie; known when to push and when not to, had the best race strategist.. all that combined with a bit of luck and at the moment it looks as though Fernando has more of these attributes than the rest of the field.
Fernando you are an amazing driver.. keep it up!PH
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24th Jun 12, 15:10 #78
From 11th row to top podium...nuff saidWhen you're tired of rallying...you're tired of life
24th Jun 12, 15:13 #79
hehe I was looking for this thread too
24th Jun 12, 15:14 #80