F1 » Alonso calls on Ferrari to 'find holes'

Fernando Alonso, whilst accepting that Sebastian Vettel deserved to win the 2012 F1 world championship title, insists that Ferrari needs to sail a little closer to the wind when it comes to exploiting the rulebook.

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December 13, 2012 12:37 PM

The problem is the denial and the lack of ownership on the part of PAT FRY, just listen to the guy speak , empty shirt, nothing , hides behind cabinets during races, Fernando deserves a Newey or a Brawn.

mikeyd - Unregistered

December 13, 2012 12:40 PM

I still think that Ferrari were right to question the Vettel pass(es).

If for nothing else, it bought a better understanding to what was going on during that time for us, the fans. It certainly helped me understand what was going on - the solid yellow light had me a little confused tbh.

Texas Roadhouse

December 13, 2012 1:19 PM

The whole essence of Formula 1, as the pinnacle of motor sport, is that every legitimate opportunity should be explored to maximise a team's performance. The Rule Book is just a collection of instructions within which all parties must operate. The beauty lies in the interpretation of those instructions - and the ability to justify your interpretation. Every team, whether Red Bull, Ferrari, or the likes of Caterham and Marussia should work that way as far as they are able to.

whitew - Unregistered

December 13, 2012 1:27 PM

I have lost total respect for Alonso.........

He should do the driving and leave the rest to the team.

Several times towards the end of the season Ferrari flew close to the wind........ breaking the seal on Massa's car and 2 consecutive nights breaking curfew, so having a dig at Red Bull, Alonso should check his facts first.

A first class driver but as a sportsman............ he's a cry baby.

brendan - Unregistered

December 13, 2012 5:05 PM

@whitew its called leading your team, driving them forward. motivation.

no one else in that car would of finished higher than 6th in championship.

Did alonso go missing during the season for a few races like button. or even lewis did with average performances at japan. No he didnt, he was always there

Ben - Unregistered

December 13, 2012 5:56 PM

Was crashgate 2008 in Singapore a "hole"?
Alonso was already involved (knowingly or not).

Renault intentionally broke one of its driver's car (Piquet) to promote the top driver (Alonso) to victory in a dog car.

This past season, Ferrari intentionally broke one of its driver's car (Massa) to promote the top driver (Alonso) to the podium.

Hum! Different team, same beneficiary.

My question is why is it that one is called "team work" while the other is called "cheating"? One was done in the garage and the other on track. Same dirty act within the rule book, but security concern for the one called "cheating".

Dario - Unregistered

December 13, 2012 5:58 PM

He's actually talking about the same "speed holes" that Homer put in his car with a pick ax, to make the car go faster.

This is what happens when you leave aerodynamics design to the driver! :)

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