F1 » Alonso remaining cautious on title bid

Fernando Alonso insists that Ferrari still needs to work on its F2012 before he will believe he is a championship contender.

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June 25, 2012 1:10 PM

i know im gana get alot of disagrees but i can't see him winning just yet. both races he has won this season he has lucked out on big time. heavy rain with good strat, then vettel and grojean just dropping out.

also yes if mclaren keep chuffing up they have no chance if they sort there self out them hamilton is easily up there but like i said its all down to that cowboy pit crew

Moto guru - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 4:14 PM

Great job from Alonso. Team mate however should remain on the team. Ferrari has a new space age polishing compound that enables air to flow freely over paint. Massa would be good at this job, waxing the car. I would not employ this man, not even to install tires.

AMG - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 4:40 PM

This year the difference between the pole position and the tenth driver is no bigger than 3-4 tenths. A good strategy or anything that happens during the race can change the final result completely.

One could say he was lucky to win, but Alonso is always up there to cash in the points, even when the car was only good enough to fight with the Force India-Sauber-Williams pack. Remember when he won in Malaysia, his car was so far behind that nobody cared because he wasn't a threat for the championship. That win bought Ferrari some time and now the car is not so bad, still not good enough for pole position, but much better than before, in race mainly, and Alonso keeps delivering great performances.

Capi - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 5:17 PM

Congratulations to FA. He took the opportunity when it presented itself. However, I do feel that he will also have a pointless weekend. All people fighting to championships suffer within a season. This puts pressure on SV and LH because if they dont score decent points in Silverstone, their title bid could be over.

Tealeaf - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 1:49 AM

I don't think Seb or Sham's title bids will be over if they have a bad silverstone, the ferrari is actually still off the pace, Redbull and Mclaren are still faster than them overall and theres still a bucket load of races left we're not even at half way mark of the season.
But if Alonso manage to win at silverstone and Rebull/Mclaren have another howler and not score good points then Fernando must be made the favourites, thing is the pace Vettel showed at Valencia was incredible, he was in a different league to the rest but he's getting his 2010 reliability and accidents so it looks to be tight up at the front, we're in for a 3 way title shootout.

equator180 - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 4:18 AM

Agreed the car needs a bit of work but look a little deeper and things could have been much better for Alonso as he could have had perhaps one more win and at worst 20 point if not for the weakest link in the team. They have by far the best pit crew, one the other teams dream of matching but the weak link is Dom. He is at best fifth best in F1 and his blunders go all teh way back to his stupidity two years ago in the last race which caused Alonso the title. This year he is even worse with his decisions. The more variables in any situation the bigger his mistakes and the more fool he is exposed as. If there is one person to replace on the whole team it is him!

herowassenna - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 7:27 AM

You make the point of Alonso's luck with the retirement of Grosjean.
You must have been watching a different race to me, because he retired some laps after Alonso had overtaken him into Turn 2 after the safety car.
Vettel I won't dispute, but again, he had passed a number of cars in brilliant non DRS moves to be in second place when Vettel retired.

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