F1 » Alonso: Balance good, car responds well


Fernando Alonso: It is always a pleasure to be back at a Grand Prix after the winter break: everyone is out on track together and there's the crowd, so it is always a nice feeling.

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jose - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 12:55 PM

Wonder why a few days back I had the felling that Alonzo
was just blowing smoke. Methinks its best we keep a close
eye on Ferrari.

Badman, Jose

«2PAC» #ByAnyMeansNecessary

March 16, 2012 1:04 PM

according to anthony davidson during commentry he said the ferrari "showed signs of kronic understeer on entry" and "snap oversteer on exiting out of corners."
plus the in-car video showed alonso working furiously at the wheel and the car looked a handfull so i find these comments by alonso really surprising.

King Kenny - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 1:08 PM

"Balance good"?. The car showed a lot of understeering while the Merc and McLaren looked really tidy, for instance.

Tomorrow we'll see more, but the performance of both Ferraris today wasn't promising. We'll see. Hopefully they'll sort the car out soon and we'll get some racing instead of the usual parade. How awesome would it be to have four teams fighting for wins?

elijah

March 16, 2012 1:33 PM

Why does Alonso keep bending over backwards to defend his car?
Anyone would think he designed and built it, such is his passion to defend it.

Both drivers had moments, Massa somehow found the time to fall asleep, and Alonso was pulled sideways by the untamed brute.I'm sticking my head out now, but I'd say with so many balanced front runners on the grid a podium for Ferrari is not possible this Sunday.

Taz

March 16, 2012 1:47 PM
Last Edited 895 days ago

@elijah

Well.... he's paid a fortune and he's the team leader, embarrassing the team publicly (Hamilton style) isn't very productive.

Later in the year IF things aren't going well his patience may well wear thin.

elijah

March 16, 2012 2:48 PM
Last Edited 895 days ago

@Taz,
You make a good point.Before practice Alonso said,

"Let's see where we are after qualifying. And, even then, that won't mean much as this track is unusual - it's either flat out or full on the brake, so, not until after the races in Malaysia and China will we be able to see exactly where we are in the pack."

So, it looks like the cut off point is China.

herowassenna - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 3:45 PM

In my opinion, Alonso is the best driver since Senna's death. No doubt people will disagree, but I will say something.
No matter where he qualifies, he will move up the order during the race. I'm not sure about a podium, but the man generally qualified 5th last year, about the Ferrari's true level, yet 10 times he was on the podium.
Of all the drivers, you just know that Alonso will have driven the car closer to maximum than anyone else.

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