F1 » Alonso: Schumacher's F1 record 'will stay for many, many years'

On the day that he turned 30, Ferrari star Fernando Alonso has brushed off speculation that he could eventually go on to emulate the achievements of F1 legend Michael Schumacher in the sport

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pitstop - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 5:26 PM

Alonso will be lucky to win one more world title let alone 7,Schumacher should of definatly won the title in 06 so Alonso is really very lucky to be a double world champion.

Kiko - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 7:39 PM

Pitstop, Alonso was lucky in 2005 aswell - best car in the opening rounds and then trailed Raikkonen for the rest of the season but got lucky results.

I have yet to see him win a title by being the best driver all year - he did both titles Button 2009 style.

2010 was the only year where he really performed well all season, and he got no reward for it.

pitstop - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 8:20 PM

Kiko,yes i suppose he was because that Renault was the best car that year even Fisi was getting results in it,this season seems a bit like 2005 aswell the only difference is that it is Red Bull and not Reanult who dominated at the start.


July 29, 2011 8:34 PM

Right he was lucky that he won in 2006... he made virtually no mistakes whereas Schumacher shot himself in the foot 4 or 5 times and had a faster car for half a year. Reality was that over the whole year the cars were roughly even and Alonso was simply better. And I don't think anyone will ever beat Schumacher's record of wins unless we get to nascar numbers of races in a season. the record for Titles is more feasible but still virtually insurmountable.

Wade - Unregistered

July 30, 2011 5:51 AM

Lucky? Let's see,

Vettel was lucky to win the championship last year because Ferrari pitted Alonso early when he didn't need to.

Hamilton was lucky in 2008 because Glock's tyres were shot.

Alonso's championships weren't about luck like these two. He won fair and square, not having to rely on other drivers to have problems.


July 30, 2011 11:48 AM

Pitstop, Lucky to have 2?? If he was a little bit less unlucky he would have 4 easily. McLaren stupidly backing Lulu over Alonso in 2007 which certainly lost them that title and Ferrari's daft strategy at Abu Dhabi last year.
If you want to talk lucky champions how about Hammy in 2008? I can't think of any driver luckier than that. Thanks Timo!

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