F1 » Alonso: Schumacher move 'didn't surprise me'

Double F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso has admitted he was always confident Michael Schumacher would be penalised for his late overtaking move in the Monaco Grand Prix - adding that the pass 'did not surprise' him

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May 20, 2010 10:19 AM

He wouldn't have been that surprised MS attempted the move, regardless of what the rules are. After all, he's happy to pull something similar on his team mate in the pit entrance. These two are 'ruthless' when it comes to racing. Maybe the stewards and race control need to have a chat before a race, just to make sure they know which set of rules they are meant to be following.


May 20, 2010 10:21 AM

I am not a Schmucher fan, but I believe Mercedes should have won that appeal. That they withdrew it is a surprise. The safety car was coming in that lap, whether there was 1 corner, 1 lap or 10 laps to go. So, they were no longer under yellow and could pass - from the safety car line until the finish line. That some drivers were told race and others were told to hold places, shows the confussion. Personally, I'm glad MS lost his points. But, I reckon he may actually have been correctly informed. What's more Alonso was particularly slow on that final lap. I think he was 2.5 seconds slower than those around him - so as the others were accelerating to the line, he was cruising - and MS struck!

Why - Unregistered

May 20, 2010 10:25 AM

Why was Alonso even in the race.After qualifying he had DNQ after his name.
I always thought did not qualify meant did not start but I suppose thats different for Ferrari.


May 20, 2010 10:25 AM

Fonzo sold Schmucher a dummy - and Schmucher fell for it! Either that, or he was just plain asleep - as he made no effort to keep up with the others - thus allowing Schmucher an easy pass - and ultimate penalty! FA 1, MS 0

brendan - Unregistered

May 20, 2010 10:33 AM

clearly (again) no one has read the article.....

what he has said is it wasnt a surprise cos he wanted to do the exactly same thing to lewis, but was told by the team not to.

just goes to show the rule wasnt clear if both fernando and michael thought it was ok to race.

i dont think fernando is having a dig. just crash twisting words on a slow news day.

Ashgray - Unregistered

May 20, 2010 10:35 AM

Bull crap falonso,your last lap time was 156.067 whereas schumachers time was 154.641.you were caught napping.
most drivers last lap was in the 154's with some even in the 152's.
He did suprise you thats why you got wheelspin and were fishtailing when schumacher was passing you.

Either admit it or keep your mouth shut and stop taking f1 fans for idiots.

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