F1 » Alonso not happy, but not worried with tenth

Ferrari looks for more from the Belgian Grand Prix after mixed qualifying

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pb - Unregistered

August 28, 2010 8:08 PM

The race is tomorrow after all, so plenty of time and if it's gonna rain- not- rain...
fast reaction might change a lot, if...
But your engineer is known that is not able to change the strategy even everyone did it sveral times so..
Or perhaps is so obey to sb up..Never mind..
Perhaps just a bottle of sth % (can you drink there by the early dinner?) will do or call him a beautifull girl to massage his stressed body. You're in SPA after all.
Maybe when relaxed he will be able to overtake others decissions.

chete44 - Unregistered

August 28, 2010 9:22 PM

This is no surprise, and has an explanation
Tomorrows race is supposed to be Full WET.
FAs car settings ( More Wing=More Downforce, but less TopSpeed, in fact his car was one of the slowest straigthline) are for this ONLY purpose.
FA has sacrified a better DRY grid position for a more realistic Sunday racepace.
Will it work?? .. . Lets see tomorrow.. .

Natas - Unregistered

August 28, 2010 10:11 PM

Excuse me but If Alonso is supposed to be the super God of F1 - The son of Senna's and Schumi's mixed DNA - howcome his performance is average at best?

Fiat Bater - Unregistered

August 28, 2010 10:18 PM

Good point cheet44.
Teams are allowed to adjust wing during the race so such a strategy would shirley only work if the race starts in wet conditions otherwise the advantage of having a car that has been optimised for wet conditions would be outweighed by being too far behind the leaders to be able to catch up and pass.
I guess the Fiat team will be performing some kind of rain dance tonight and be up in aeroplanes tomorrow seeding the clouds to create rain.


August 28, 2010 10:22 PM

Alonso said..
"But having said that, clearly we failed to extract all the potential at our disposal and now we have to understand why.

They didn't set the car up for qualifying in hopes of rain on Sunday.

chete44 - Unregistered

August 28, 2010 10:36 PM

These arent my words, they are Ferraris Crew tester driver(Marc Gene/SpanishTV commentator): "I was totally surprised to see FA choose,unlike Massa, a FULL/Wing-FULL/Wet setup. Later this made sense to me, as FA explained :Ferrari cant match the DRY pace of Macca,RBR neither even Renault, so his bet is for a full wet race, as shown in FP1"
Its a bold guess, Whether it is a Fools bet, or smart one depends entirely on GODs listening his prayers, and the changing weather.. .

Alan D - Unregistered

August 28, 2010 10:39 PM

If its a dry race then the top 10 have to start on the tyres that they used to set their best Q3 time. If its declared a wet race they all start on wets. But what happens if it is not wet enough to be declared a wet race but too wet for slicks? Do the top 10 still have to start on their slicks whilst all the others can opt for inters? Anyone know what the rules are here?

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