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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jim crint - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 11:04 AM

I fear for the future of this sport. When we look back at previous eras we marvel at some of the great overtaking moves drivers made. People still talk about the Arnoux / Vileneuve battle, or Mansell round the outside of Berger into Peraltada, Senna's first lap in the wet at Donnington, Hakkinen v Schumacher at Spa....!

Who's going to be looking back in wonder at moves today's drivers are making? I know I won't be. As Vettel and Buttin said yesterday. The quickest way to see out your race strategy is to 'not fight'. Can F1 still actually call itself a sport?

bob - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 12:41 PM

@jim crint

I totally hear what you are saying about the tyres. I think they have gone a little far this year. I think 2011 was spot on, but last year, and this year more so is a bit much. I much prefer the pirellis to the bridgestones, but its getting ridiculous.

Having said that, good tyres or bad, it has always been a part of f1 and all motor sport to choose your battles wisely. Absolutely no point fighting someone you aren't really racing due to a different strategy or pace on the day. In McLaren's case, their intrinsic lack of pace dictated who they were fighting, not the tyres.

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