F1 » Alonso: F1 scandals just wrong place, wrong time

New Ferrari recruit Fernando Alonso has defended his somewhat besmirched reputation in the wake of his implication in two damaging and high-profile F1 scandals over the last three years - insisting that in both instances, he was simply in the 'wrong place at the wrong time'

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February 23, 2010 2:50 PM

Come on FA.. we have seen the text messages. The ones where you ask Pedro if any of the Ferrari data works on the McL. Wrong place, wrong time. You just got caught. And Massa and the whole pit lane including your team mate said you knew of the crash plot. You are a very good driver you just don't have morals. Your perfect for F1 so stop defending your cheating butt. And if all have forgotten. He went to MAX for help. A sure sign of guilt.

FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

February 23, 2010 3:02 PM

Right place, wrong time - true in term of Mcl. He went there as 2 X WDC and No 1 Driver - Never did he think a rookie driver could match and beat him. He knew about the spygate thing and he knew about the crash plot so he's not so clean

Nanbawan - Unregistered

February 23, 2010 3:18 PM

"Right place, wrong time - true in term of Mcl. He went there as 2 X WDC and No 1 Driver - Never did he think a rookie driver could match and beat him."

Nor did he think he would have to fight against his own team and his own team principal, didn't he ? It's difficult enough to counter the opposition in Grand Prix racing.

I agree with Lauda when he said that FA should have managed the situation better but OTOH I understand why he was destabilised by the way McL treated him.

As for spygate, how on earth would he be more responsible than Mac Laren was ? And didn't Hamilton benefit from those data as well to win races...He did not complain too much about his 2007 and 2008 car...

Bob - Unregistered

February 23, 2010 3:22 PM

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it probably is a duck, not an innocent F1 driver caught in the middle of something that he knew nothing about (on several occasions!)

Richard Williams - Unregistered

February 23, 2010 3:23 PM

He's a great driver. Shame he is so flawed. Can't bear to be beaten by his team mate and didn't mind a win even though he knew it was through his team mate trashing his car. I was a big big fan, now I couldn't care less about him.

Calvin _

February 23, 2010 3:30 PM

@Nanbawan, what you say may be true, from your perspective, but what we see here is FA trying to absolve himself from involvement with anything and say that he helped the FIA to discover the truth, when we all (well some of us anyway) know he only did it to get back at RD for not making him number 1 in the team. He was actively involved in using the Ferrari data when he was at McLaren and all he is trying to do here is rewrite history.

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