F1 » Alonso: I don't think I've ever been this strong


Vowing to come out fighting in the second half of the F1 2011 campaign, double world champion Fernando Alonso admits that conceding defeat is not in Ferrari's DNA - and warns his rivals that he is driving the best he has ever done

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BadmanJose

August 09, 2011 4:04 PM

Well its good to see for the first time you a solid member of the top five. The title this season is still in reach with some luck. Really I was pretty sure that Ferrari would not play second fiddle to Red Bull much longer. Big mack has found some speed. The second half will be something for us the fans to really enjoy.
Be careful keep a sharp eye out for that old Dude at Mercedes.

Jose

Taz - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 4:25 PM

He's handled himself much better this year, even last year when he lost the title....imagine that strategy c0ckup had happened at McLaren ??? Hamilton would have have been apocalyptically cross on the radio.

Think he knows he's there for the long term so taking his time to get things to his liking, they seem to be on the right track. If they turn up at the 1st round with another shed then his new diplomacy skills will be tested.

Bystander - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 4:50 PM

I'm really liking Fernando's attitude this season, even when the car was a uncompetitive he was still speaking as a team player and using the word "we" even when successes were purely down to him (ie, the start in Spain). But the poor qualifying in Hungary and he refers to "I".

The 2011 title will be a tough ask but you don't win anything by giving up. Seems to me that he's responding really well to being with Ferrari - I've always suspected he's the type of person where you get what you give (and then some!)

Rick - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 6:31 PM

Looks like his churlish arrogance has improved this season--though I won't be surprised to hear him get bent out of shape if the car is not up to snuff next year.

For the record--I don't think Hamilton would have reacted negatively if he was in Fernando's place last year...as I understand it, Fernando was talked to by both Domenicali and Luca right after, potentially diffusing any sort of situation.

Lewis will have been similarly restrained...besides, Alonso took his frustrations out on Petrov!

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