F1 » Alonso clips Red Bull wings at Silverstone


Fernando Alonso claimed Ferrari's first win of 2011 as Red Bull suffered problems on and off track in the British Grand Prix.

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Doug - Unregistered

July 10, 2011 4:24 PM

Bloody team orders again, I thought they were banned.
Still makes a joke of any form of sport.
Also how can you have fair sports betting when the
results are rigged?

Firestorm - Unregistered

July 10, 2011 4:30 PM

You are wrong Doug.This year team order are completely allowed this year.I think that Red Bull fears Alonso so they used team orders.Alonso nearly beated them last year.

Ryan - Unregistered

July 10, 2011 4:33 PM

Just seen Hamilton won't be getting a penalty, tell me had this been Schumacher who had run into Massa and finished infront would we be seeing the same outcome? Without Massa there I don't think Hamilton would of made the corner.

FiatBater - Unregistered

July 10, 2011 4:35 PM

Well done Alonso for breaking the monotony.
Well done Webber for being man enough to accept being shafted by your own team.
Well done McLaren for shooting yourself in both feet.

HonestJohn - Unregistered

July 10, 2011 4:40 PM

Team orders are perfectly legal in 2011, however Redbull did state emphatically that they would never use them even in 2011. I suspect Webber rues the day he went into business with Christain Horner and their GP3 team. Tied financially and curtailed as a driver by the same person.

richard

July 10, 2011 4:45 PM

ej was right. it was total sense to tell mark to hold position. there was no certainty that mark could have passed, so to avoid a possible contact on last lap, it was just plain common sense. seb was only in that position anyway, due to jacking problem with his car, and also he had no kers.
alonso drove a fair race and deserved his moment of glory.

DontTalkShite

July 10, 2011 4:49 PM

Well done to Fernando, great drive. Full credit to Massa as well, drove his ar5e off. As for RedBull, I am completely disgusted with your backstabbing and 2 faced attitude. Webber was completely entitled to overtake Vettel, until that infamous line 'hold the gap Mark'! So much for no team orders. Then Lewis. Mate, it's not a demolition derby. You were driving well and then undid all that good work with some ridiculous attempts at outbraking. I'll be shocked if there is no penalty for that last lap effort with Massa. If I was Massa I would be filthy and we'd be punching on in the garage.

sc813 - Unregistered

July 10, 2011 4:52 PM

Sheer delight to see Alonso doing what he does best and getting the reward, what a class act!(By contrast Massa is just a bit embarrassing - how much slower is he per lap in race conditions?) Overall some fine performances, none more so than Schuey trying to overcome the error and the stupid penalty - faster than Rosberg consistently.
Conclusions - when will the a***hole Stewards learn to keep their noses out - it's a motor race for god's sake. Save it for the really seious stuff. And shame on Horner for having so little respect for both the public and his drivers not to allow them to race. Whatever the outcome of a last lap battle the Bulls have both Championships won and nothing to lose.

DontTalkShite

July 10, 2011 4:54 PM

@ Richard, the only possibility of contact would be Seb not being able to handle being overtaken and stressed into an error. It was a ridiculous call and RB should have told Seb to let him pass. What would it have cost, 3 points or something. 3 points is worth the team losing credibility.

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