F1 » Schumacher: Alonso has worked for success

Michael Schumacher echoes recent claims that Fernando Alonso is the strongest driver in F1 at present, and has earned another shot at the world title.

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August 28, 2012 9:09 AM

Nice to see Schumi giving deserved praise to the man that ended his dictatorship in 05 and 06 and if it was not for a driver who possessed driving skills of the likes that has not been seen since Senna Alonso would be challenging for his 4th WDC in 2012.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 9:42 AM

You must be talking about your hero Hamilton again. Why can't you understand that Hammy hasn't done much at all since he was gifted the best car on the grid in 2007 and 2008? Even still with one of the top 6 cars on the grid in recent years he's only averaging 5th place. And don't forget that Jenson "Bambi" Button throttled him quite decisively last year in THE SAME CAR. Is Button the "New Senna" now?


August 28, 2012 10:05 AM

Gifted the best car on the grid. Did the driver who Schumi is praising have access to that top car in 07 also? And at the time was he a 2xWDC while the other was a debutant?

You guys through dislike always misses the point what happened in 2007 at Mclaren should never had happened Alonso was on fire in 05,06 and 07 its just unfortunate for Alonso a young boy from 30 miles north of London had other ideas, ideas which involved him going against his employers wishes in Hungary to prove that he was an equal to the double world champion even though he was a rookie, if Massa had shown balls like that in 2010 he most probably would not be a whipping boy at Ferrari now.

But i do agree with Schumi, Alonso has been the top driver this season but i can see the hunt for the Spaniard by 3 driver in better cars.

Gaurav - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 10:17 AM

Oh God !! this article is about schumi praising Alonso. Not about who is best among Alonso Vs Hamilton. let the result decide who is best.
Please don't start here again and again.


August 28, 2012 10:18 AM

The driver 'you' are on about was gifted the best car on the grid this year, yet trails the driver 'Schumie' is on about by almost two victories, oh how you laughed when you saw the red car in the gravel during q2 in Oz. (by the way, I dont dislike golden boy (him, not you), i just expected more from a guy who 'tied' with a double world champion in his rookie season)


August 28, 2012 10:42 AM
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Pretty sad that this thread has already descended into a "Is Hamilton best" thread.

At this point in time the simple answer based on results is no, I'm don't support any particular driver so at least I look at this objectively.

Hamilton's biggest weakness is not been able to retain his cool and motivation when things aren't going to plan, he's a much improved driver over last year but he's not the best driver at F1 at this point in time.....fastest maybe.


August 28, 2012 11:01 AM

blublz, i am a little disappointed that in your reference to the one who had the quickest car in oz compared to the guy who is being praised in this article you have not mentioned the mistakes made by the team with the supposed fastest car. If not for those mistakes would not the driver who is leading his teammate by forty points be leading this years championship by now? Maybe this could answer your query as to why the driver who can only race when team orders is in his favour is in front of the only driver to finish above him while being a double world champion in similar cars.

And blublz last i looked the 2007 standings said Kimi winner Hamilton runner up Alonso third, something about count back. But can we really feel sorry for a driver who comes to a team and tells the team principal that by employing a rookie it could compromise the teams chances of the WCC only for that rookie to finish above him. LMAO at that comment from you no who.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 11:18 AM

Its really a shame that Ron Dennis was able to see to it that Alonso was handicapped in 2007 at McLaren in order for Hamilton to be able to show that he was the New Messiah in F1 that Ron had created. Why is it that this Messiah hasn't performed for many years now? Shouldn't he be replaced with a new young driver with ambition? Or is McLaren satisfied with being consistently beaten, and constantly in the spotlight with the media for ALL THE WRONG REASONS.

DiabloBoy - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 11:24 AM

May I just add, when Nando signed with Mclaren in 2007 he was essentially told "Yeah of course you'll be number one, oh and we hope you don't mind this guy shadowing you as your little protege..." And very quickly Nando was fighting a losing battle. Ron clearly favoured Lewis and Nando immediately became the team's enemy. What I'm trying to say is that Nando being the joint runner-up as basically a number 2 driver was more impressive than Lewis taking joint runner-up in his rookie season.

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