F1 » F1 China 2013: Alonso master of strategies in Shanghai

Fernando Alonso put in a perfect display of race craft in Shanghai, the Ferrari driver ten seconds clear of Kimi Raikkonen at the climax of the 2013 Chinese GP

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April 14, 2013 1:05 PM

eddie. all well, thanks. the rbr decision was odd, especially as the tyres were known to have about 6 laps in them, and seb even had a new set with a couple more laps on them! i expected him in at 49 or 50. still, the drag to the finish was great!


April 14, 2013 1:29 PM

Alonso, the master of managing his car, by the end of the race I'd forgotten that Felipe made a cameo of almost being in the same race during the opening stint. Nico Rosberg started fourth, went backwards and eventually stopped, results like today might leave him feeling like an 'outsider looking in' with his own team soon. As for Kimi, I just like how he has a sabbatical, comes back and just slips into the 'competitive group' with little or no fuss. Seb had a chance in the closing stages when Hamilton was approaching traffic, he just got a bit too hot under the collar when putting the lap on the backmarker.

lad - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 2:09 PM

if it wasnt for the advantages of RB over others(not entirely legal) and rule change vettel wouldnt have won 3 titles. to me, Fernando, kimi and Lewis are the best, they were fast before and still fast, but Vettel was a backmarker, at best midpack.


April 14, 2013 2:59 PM

yepp...racecraft is Alonso's greatest quality...not the fastest man on a lap...but his racecraft is amazing...that's a quality of true champions...congrats Alonso...I hope you will win more this season!!!

Ben - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 3:10 PM

McLaren must not be carried away with 5th today. That car has not improved at all. The team is only resorting to tyre strategies to get some points. I can't believe that the McLaren that we all have come to know, with only 2 stops the entire race, will not be able to finish ahead of some cars that made 4 stops. Considering that a pit stop is an average of 22 to 25 seconds, that is an advantage of over 40 seconds that they had on those cars.
Pirelli tyres are contributing to hide a serious performance problem at McLaren.

John - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 3:13 PM

"if it wasnt for the advantages of RB over others(not entirely legal) and rule change vettel wouldnt have won 3 titles."

If if wasn't for the advantages of McLaren over others - not entirely legal - Senna would not have won 3 titles.
If it wasn't for the advantages of Renault over others - not entirely legal - Alonso would not have won 2 titles. And so on and so on.

Most F1 fans know nothing about F1.

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