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Fernando Alonso says Bahrain will be damage limitation for Ferrari

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AndyC - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 9:38 AM

I love his positive attitude. If he can pick up good points early in the season, who knows how well Ferrari can improve the car throughout the year. The fact that other top teams seem evenly matched could mean they take a lot of points of each other and maybe Ferrari and Alonso can hang in there. Either way, it will be good for F1 if Ferrari come back stronger to challenge Mclaren, Mercedes and Red bull...

Dragan - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 9:47 AM

Too much for good taste..... We hear it so many times. Only thing I can say about Ferrari, and be 100% frank, is that it is shame that thay can not find solution for aero package for two years. There is no single major inovation from Ferrari for all this time with Domenicali on board.... We must change something and start useing potencial of Nando!!! Ferrari forever!

Italiano - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 10:32 AM

Ferrari was transitioning very well in a pos-Schummacher era. Winning the 2007 with Kimi and winning the 2008 title for 6 secs. 2009 was a tough year with Massa's accident but the team kept strong and Kimi won a nice race in Spa. End of 2009 is where the problems started they fired Kimi and throw Felipe the wolves as if Alonzo would bring them back to a new Schummacher era. Alonzo completely killed family like atmosphere Scuderia Ferrari had and promised di Montezelo to bring him titles and glory as long as Ferrari concentrated all their efforts on him. Ferrari felt for it and Alonso never delivered what he promised while Kimi was fired and Massa mentally broken. I blame Luca di Montezelo and Alonzo these two are to blame and they alone. The BOD should FIRE both and go back to the family style Scuderia Ferrari was known for while keeping the drivers responsible to make the best of what they have to drive and not trying to play the developers like Alonzo liked to do.

red - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 10:55 AM

@ italiano , what are you on? You really think alonso is developing the car? The team have handed him a crap car, and all he's doing is driving the wheels off it, and trying to sell ferrari to the media, that everything will be okay.! Last I checked he was a driver, not an engineer, you need to be pointing that finger somewhere else !

slightlysideways

April 18, 2012 11:05 AM

@Italiano,
What about in 2010 when Alonso barely lost the title? That was a great year for the team, only thing is they decided to have a big shake up for that small strategical error and now look where they are. In my opinion they should have just kept everything the same, as what are the chances of the same thing hapening again?
If they don't get their act together it will be another wasted yr

MikeG

April 18, 2012 11:18 AM

This Ferrari looks very bad to me. It lacks power and seems to be very unstable under braking and through the corners. This shows a few major problems. I would be very surprised if they can get anything from this car without a major re-design. It is credit only to Alonso's genius that he is still third in the championship.

Italiano - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 11:19 AM

@ you don't understand italian mind-set, ferrari is not mclaren ferrari is italian scuderia and italian family are very close alonso is spanish have you been in a spaninsh house? no. I know that that's why you don't understand spanish family house is like war we don't even like going near the border. italy support ferrari because we are a family and we cooperate with each other everyone is part of the family. after alonso joined the team ferrari working very different. try your reason as much as you want you don't understand our culture so this topic is pointless. ferrari is a big war now.

Gary - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 11:35 AM

I gotta agree with italiano. Raikonnen and Massa were the perfect team-mattes and Ferrari never realized it. They respected each other although not best friends they kept the respect and both worked for the team in a productive way btw helping each other along the way. What did Alonso bring that Kimi/Felipe could have not given to Ferrari? Now all we see is people point fingers at each other at Ferrari while the team continues to slip to the back of the grid. Ferrari had to pay Kimi a lot of money which could had and should had been used to improve the team or pay better their employees and stayed with Kimi/Felipe. That seems to be the best receipt for modern F1 two strong very fast drivers being treated equally respective of each other on and off track and pushing the team forward. Unfortunately Luca played to the spanish crowed and took the team backwards.

Wade - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 12:13 PM

Raikkonen was "fired" because he barely wanted to be there. From what we saw when he looked for another team, all he was worried about was money, hence why he left F1. He only started driving well in 2009 when he found out he was sacked. He was bored.

Yes, he's come back and is enjoying it (I think) mainly because he's had a break from F1. Who's to say in a couple of years he doesn't get bored again?

Alonso, on the other hand, seems to give 110% every single day. The things he's done with these "below par" Ferraris in the last couple of years...

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