F1 » Alonso defends Ferrari's 'difficult call'


A calmer Fernando Alonso reflects that it would be wrong to blame Ferrari for his missing out on the F1 2010 Drivers' World Championhip crown in Abu Dhabi on Sunday - but there is still no apology for Vitaly Petrov...

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Ben M - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 12:45 PM

Poetic justice at its best. Ferrari lose out to a team who refused to implement team orders, which is then compounded by Alonso's former team refusing to jump out of his way. Renault must be loving it after Alonso's behaviour this year!

Nicole - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 12:45 PM

Petrov is a great driver to keep you in line, you could not overtake a rookie, shows how good you are, and equally so mark webber, he could not out pace you,or maybe he wanted you to win the c/ship, I am very happy you did not win, you arrogant moran. It proves that lewis is a better driver than you too. How dare you point the finger at others. Wernt you a rookie once when it came to Michael, You can never do what he did for ferrari. Why dont you stick to bullfighting.

pukka - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 1:04 PM

jeebus, I'm no alonso fan but come on, give hte guy his credit. He was the most consistent driver this season and he clawed his way back into the championship. This reg. re. team orders is crap - we all know this and even so it wasn't alonso's call. imo, while i'm happy vettel won it i do feel a bit for alonso. not webber who i do not like or hamilton who is my favourite driver on the grid, simply because they made too many mistakes to win the title. Vettel too, but he got a bit of luck in his corner and it worked out for him.

in terms of ferrari's strategy, no other choice - focus on the main title rival. ferrari is in a good position for next season.

matt - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 1:05 PM

SF lost the WDC because of themselves, but there are a few things that still need to be figured out.

Everything looked suspicious. Investigations needed. Remember Crash-gate, we need the same kind of investigation now. Looked like a Renault-RBR pact.

First Schumachers (deliberate) crash (was it even a crash?) Schumachers actions resulted in a SC situation which suited RBR fine. Renault and Merc could to their pitstop (So that they could stand in Ferrari's way, later) Then came Redulls decision to pit Webber, which was beyond strange. (Mark had wrong settings anyway and his car was not as fast a Vettels, all part of RedBulls plan ofcourse) They knew Ferrari would likely react to that and that's what Ferrari did. Which was stupid.

jess - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 1:11 PM

Looks like matt picked up the rumour that Renault may have received some settings from RBR.

True or not true, fact is Ferrari made a big fault which is difficult to forget and forgive.

ferrari fan - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 1:26 PM

bad call on the pit stop, but thats motor racing. as for Alonso, at lest he is gracious in defeat, not blaming everyone, not picking on the team. and as for no team orders at red bull, what about he nose cone swop, and my didnt that 'torro rosso' (translation red bull) let that red bull past fast - would like to have heard the pit conversation about this one. cant wait for next year.

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