F1 » Kovalainen: Alonso in a Minardi was slower than Lotus is now!


In response to those who argue that the gap between the top teams and the newcomers in F1 2010 is simply too great, Heikki Kovalainen points out that Fernando Alonso in a Minardi in 2001 was further from the pace than Lotus is now...

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Nanbawan - Unregistered

July 08, 2010 9:31 PM

Yeah, F1 did not start a few years ago. There has been far far worse than what the new teams are achieving. And Lotus has been doing a great job given the context, the time they had, etc.

Gene - Unregistered

July 08, 2010 9:49 PM

I'm not saying Webber is a dangerous driver other than he may not be able to concentrate and judge closing rates and closeness when having to deal with all the controls todays drivers have for them to work with on their steering wheel.There are probably many drivers that have that problem and the result will look like the car is a slow pig.

FogDarts

July 08, 2010 11:52 PM

Hope none of these guys that complain about closing speeds ever go to race at Le Mans. They obviously would have no way to handle the multiple classes on course at once. Yet another example of (some) F1 drivers being the prima-donnas that they are often accused of being.

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