F1 » Ferrari: We knew it would be tough to clinch drivers' crown in Brazil

Arguably one of Ferrari's worst weekends of the F1 2010 campaign - being roundly beaten by Red Bull Racing on pace and with only one car finishing in the points in Brazil - the Scuderia nonetheless remains fully-focussed on drivers' title glory heading to Abu Dhabi

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Mr Proton - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 2:38 AM

Put Kobayashi in the 2nd Ferrari!!!! He would have held back the Red Bulls for the longest time. Massa is just a pussycat. He practically jumped out of the way.

LoveF1 - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 9:57 AM

I agree with over2u. I said at the time that being new to the team, Alonso was actually playing too much of the team game by not attacking Massa on the track. This WDC is coming down to a few points, so those decisions may be crucial.

The man can't win. If he plays the team game, he's accused of not overtaking his teammate. When he goes for the jugular, he is blamed for being too aggressive on his poor teammate. I actually believe his "this is ridiculous" shout was more about Massa letting Vettel catch them. If Massa had maintained supersonic speed, Alonso would have been happy to follow him flat out.

LoveF1 - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 10:13 AM

It's good to watch for the subtle signs and facts in F1 sometimes, not just as a hater or a fanboy.

Ted Kravitz reported that when Andrea Stella signalled to Chris Dyer to say Massa was slowing his man down at Hockenheim, Dyer actually held his hand up to say Wait! Dyer wanted to see Massa's pace on the new tyres, for several laps. Alonso backed right off and then caught up again, to prove his point. He did it once or twice. Dyer consulted Domenicali and several laps later, they made the call. It wasn't Alonso's decision in the end.

Smedley and Massa decided to throw a tantrum about it - and the rest is history. Massa is probably still skulking and licking his wounds now...and probably on his way out...probably...

LoveF1 - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 11:04 AM

There is something else very interesting and I think Mr Proton may have hit the nail on the head. Ferrari may be missing a trick by not putting Kobayashi in the 2nd car right away. He would be the perfect no 2 to Alonso. Push him hard yet be the perfect attacking, no nonsense, take no prisoners, rear gunner that the others don't mess with!

It might take them a few more years to realise it - just like they missed out on Alonso the first time out when they went for Raikonnen as Michael's heir. Or maybe they feel they still owe Massa because of the accident.

But one thing's for sure: they will need a stronger no 2, to take the fight to Red Bull in the Constructors battle next year.

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