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Fernando Alonso calls for calm from Ferrari as it looks to move towards the front of the F1 field

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Droog - Unregistered

March 22, 2012 5:42 PM

Blood in the water and the Sharks are circling...
Massa will get tossed overboard.

Watched Malaysia 2011 last night and the situation at that time was almost a carbon copy of this year. SV won, but RBR a little worried, Macca was looking good and had high hopes, Lotus Renault had a very fast car and a surprise podium, and
Ferrari struggling with a hopeless car.

Interesting only in that, knowing how the season turned out, all the speculation at the time turned out to be wrong.

Ferrari did finally sort out the car and had a reasonable season after the first three or four races, but the delay effectively killed their chances. Can't see them bottoming out like Williams did last year, but they had better get on with it, there is more competition this year.

jimmy - Unregistered

March 22, 2012 6:10 PM

So another year, same story. Ferrari will be chasing the competition to the halfway point of the season when development of the F2012 will be stopped and the team will be working on a car for the 2013 season. A classic. Alonso deserves a better team, although Ferrari surely pays well.

richard

March 22, 2012 6:24 PM

as droog has pointed out, look at last year! ferrari have plenty of time to sort out the car.
the car is far more complex than any other car on the grid, with a number of new, untried, innovations. it is understandable that it might not work straight out of the box, but give them a chance.

incidentally, massas car had an identical set-up to alonsos, in oz, but his tyres were destroyed after FIVE laps. that is why ferrari believe there was something wrong with the chassis and are replacing it.

Taipan

March 22, 2012 8:56 PM
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Arcuid, The car is not the best that's for sure but all Alonso can do in public is calm the fans and rally the team to fight on. I'd be far more concerned about Ferrari if Nando was knocking on Horner's door asking for a job or telling the World's media that the team weren't good enough for him....

As Richard said the new Ferrari is a complicated piece of kit, they have no previous experience of pull rod suspension for example and finishing behind 2 very good McLaren's and 2 proven Red Bulls is hardly a disaster. The car has potential and Alonso is the best person to realise it's potential, I wouldn't write them off just yet.

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