F1 » 'More than perfect race' for Alonso

It might not have been the watershed in the championship battle that Fernando Alonso and Ferrari had been hoping for, but the team's success in Abu Dhabi keeps the title fight alive.

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James taylor - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 8:52 PM

Vettel is the luckiest driver out there. He got the right brakes at the perfect time while driving the fastest car. Ferrari with all the euros and power can't give Alonso a better machine. He would had been faster on a Vespa or even a donkey If Fernando had been driving a better machine the title would had been long over. Then when Vettel won his first WDC it was also a gift from Ferrari :(

herowassenna - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 10:39 PM

Agree with everyone. It's still not over, there's only 10 points between them.
One thing comes to mind, Vettel makes mistakes when he's under pressure, Red Bull make mistakes under pressure.
In 2010, Ferrari screwed up, but Alonso has always been exceptional in pressure situations.
2011, Vettel walked it, but here RBR filled the car up incorrectly and Vettel hit another driver again, and also misjudged his speed on the safety car lap.
It will be interesting to see how he reacts, now that he is being chased and not chasing.
The saddest part is, if Alonso had had better fortune in Spa and Japan, he would be some way ahead on points still

garth - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 8:39 AM

Alonso can beat webber in rbr but not for vettel... there is something 'strange' in vettel car... remember about engine mapping.... so the point is ferrari not faster enough now... you can t depend on your rival mistake to get a win...

whitew - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 9:32 AM

Is this lets stroke Alonso ego day. Saw Lewis doing that at the weekend. I think Vettel showed he can overtake and the move on Button was mega.

After the race Alonso looked like a guy that had found a penny and lost a pound...............

Kimi and Seb were chatting and he was sulking like a child.

whitew - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 12:14 PM

Interesting all the talk.

Alonso flew past Webber so the Ferrari is fast, it flew past the McLarens last week so lets not get carried away that it all Alonso. Massa has also been putting in some good results recently.

Credit where its due, he has been punching about the Ferraris weight for a long time, but the same goes for Vettel this season, the Red Bull has not always been competitive but he has scored point when he could.

The two best drivers will be fighting for the championship in the last 2 races. Vettel did well yesterday to recover from last to get a podium.

I think in the same machinery that they would be very similar. Both double world champions and both exceptional drivers and either would be a worthy champion.

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