F1 » Scheckter: Alonso a 'steady performer', not 'best of the bunch'

Fernando Alonso is not the best driver on the grid, says 1979 F1 world champion, Jody Scheckter.

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Dave - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 4:56 PM

I can understand, and perhaps agree with the statement that Fernando isn' the best of the bunch, considering the number of world champions in the mix this year.
But to depict Fernando as a "steady performer"?
I think a steady performer is a consistent, mid-field number two driver, who the team can count on to give decent feedback and who can challenge for occasional victories when the team number one cannot.
So, who best fits this definition? Look in the mirror, Mr. Scheckter.

JJ - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 5:19 PM

FA is a steady pair of hands. I don't see Schecter with back to back titles next to his name, plus mention the fact that FA beat MS (with Brawn and Byrne) to get those titles.

What wins championships is consistency and points finishes and FA will always deliver on that front.

Jenny - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 5:55 PM

Thought my post from another thread would go nice here...... Jenson has every right to be classed in the same bracket as any other driver in F1 past and present...


When Button won, its like Button was driving a BWM M3 and the rest were driving a BMW 320i in 2010 he blamed the heat or the tyres or the under-steer etc in 2011 he was happy to follow Vettel round the circuit... not in the same bracket mate... not even close!!!


April 01, 2012 6:06 PM

@Drymaster1 , you could use the same logic to say the 05 (Adrian Newey penned, winner of 10 races) McLaren was the better car, he then won four races in 07 'against' Ferrari 'and' McLaren, followed by 5 wins in one of the most competitive season ever (2010), definately not the acheivements of a 'steady' driver

Jenny - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 6:10 PM

In the current field of drivers, I can't think of any driver better than Alonso. Except for Shuey in his heydays, none of he current drivers, besides Alonso have won or almost won a WDC without the best car.


The R25 & R26 were one of the fastest cars and they were also Illegal, Renault had 14 poles and the new rules about tyres didnt favour the cars using Bridgestone tyres

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