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Luca di Montezemolo confident Ferrari and Fernando Alonso can still win the F1 title

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pc - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 9:40 AM
Last Edited 1012 days ago

Even with his big advantage in points and having best car on the grid they are still just that little bit unsure as to whether the kid will choke

If Vettel wins so what? who cares ? big deal..
- any one of five drivers could and would win with that equipment

GAME ON. . !!

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 10:09 AM

If Alonso were to beat Seb fair and square I would have nothing but Kudos to the Spaniard. But if Alonso wins by 2 or 3 points this weekend I will be fuming because he made up SEVERAL places in Texas because of the dirty trick they pulled... clipping the transmission seal on the sister car simply to change the grid position for Alonso's benefit.
To me its kinda like a boxer losing because he was elbowed.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 10:17 AM

...And why do the dirty tricks seem to follow Alonso wherever he goes? The stolen blueprints McLaren used on his 2007 car. Piquet being told to crash into a wall to bring the safety car out at the perfect time for him. And now this dirty game of clipping the transmission seal to shift him to the clean side of he track for the start (and move up a grid spot!)
Whatever happened to the Gentlemen's Agreements? It seems to me that Red Bull are one of the few honorable teams in the sport today.

LMFAO - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 1:04 PM

For the most part, what the other teams do - diffusers and stuff like that - is ingenuity. What Ferrari does most of the time and has been doing for ages is outright chicanery, thieving and general under-handedness. I am not fooled by anything Fernando has done so far this season. Mainly he has been lucky and lapped up the misfortunes of others. Other results like this last weekend have hinged on customary Ferrari sleazeness. Rain, shine or high water, they are fooling themselves thinking they will win anything in Brazil. Red Bull and Vettel all the way to the WC! And how so thoroughly merited that will be.

silent observer - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 3:45 PM

I agree with jl. You are just expressing your bias, bringing in events that happened years ago. Even so, you can't prove that Alonso actually did any of those things you mentioned. Like he ran those teams by himself and others in the team did not make those decisions. The all-important 'proof' is lacking in your analysis. If Ferrari had "cheated" at the weekend like you imply, you can bet your bottom dollar that Horner and the others would have been shouting from the rooftops and protesting like mad to the FIA!

golden oldie - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 3:50 PM

Quote: "Everyone seems to be missing the point that Alonso has somehow managed to keep a poor car at the front most of the year, and if it wasn't for idiots like Grosjean etc smashing into people at the start, he would have probably had this wrapped up by now."

Sorry P1 but you don't seem to be a real connaisseur!
1) The Ferrari has not been a poor car at all!
2) If RBR hadn't encountered problems with their alternator, SV would have swept the floor with Alonso and wrapped it up by now!

Mark _

November 21, 2012 4:05 PM

@Ptolomy - Do you think that it was fair that Alonso and other drivers were moved to the green side of the track due to Grosjeans gear box change? It seems to me that Ferrari just undid what was done to them. Besides I don't think that it changed the final result given where Felipe finished. Also how do you feel about drivers failing to set a time in Q3 to gain a tire advantage in the race? If the rules allow it then you cannot blame a team for using the rules to their advantage. Red Bull has not exactly always played by this so called spirit of the rules. I want to see teams fight for the championship with no holds barred.

mad f1 bull - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 4:40 PM

@ Mark

Grosjean's gear box change was known before the qualifying even started as the original gear box failed in P3. So also Ferrari new this before the Q3 and your saying that "Ferrari undid what was done to them" is not accurate. If RBR would have done the same with Webber's car that Ferrari did with Massa's, that would have been undoing the Ferrari's cheat, as that would have happened after Q3 and nobody could have counted for that during the Q3.

Mark _

November 21, 2012 5:12 PM

@mad 1 - It doesn't matter when they knew about RG, it moved them to the green side of the track. You claim that this was cheating. Unlike Red Bull who can no longer run the same car that they ran at the begining of the season even though the rules have not changed, how has Ferrari cheated? Please state which rule they broke. You can't because, wait for it.....they didn't cheat. BTW how do you feel about not setting a time in q3? Cheating?

I understand if you wanted the title to be decided by now so that Brazil could be a non-championship race but that is not the way that it played out this year. Maybe the FIA should add a non-championship race or two so that we can see drivers trying to win the race rather than the championship.

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