F1 » Spanish Grand Prix 2013: Alonso wears down the opposition in Barcelona


Fernando Alonso proved the master of the most difficult tyre-eating race so far in 2013, with Kimi Raikkonen in second managing to stop Barcelona from delivering a Ferrari 1-2.

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Richard Prior - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 3:53 PM

Le Mans series, BTCC & DTM are now infinitely better spectacles than F1 has become with Pirelli rubber.

Why won't the F1 teams recognise that there won't be any F1 if the tyre company produces such rubbish.

Red Bull's Dietrich Mateschitz just needs to open his mouth.

Red Bull would do better to stick to other and some extreme sports - such as Wakeboarding. Rallycross, and other Motor sports where there are no Nanny organisers.

The threat from Red Bull to leave F1 would be sufficient to bring the Sport's management to their senses

AMG - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 4:00 PM

Alonso wins in China.... A week full of tears, whining nonstop. This is not racing. Pirelli sucks...

Vettel wins in Bahrain... Great race, no tire problems, everybody is happy.

Alonso wins in Spain... Pirelli sucks. Waterfall of tears.

rob01 - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 4:10 PM

Richard Prior.. Dietrich and the whole team have already screamed. It got the hard tire changed. Now we have a four stop race in most cases today and Pirelli wants to change them again by Silverstone. Sad that the tire is the MAIN factor in winning a race in F1. Vettel has now said the car is not able to run its potential and its ALL down to the tire. But that could be any car on the grid.

AMG - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 4:26 PM

Today Vettel tried to stop 3 times. He was in front until he tried to make more laps with the same tire. Stupid decision. The only ones who can try 3 stops are the Lotus-Renault. Now blame the tires of course, but I don't remember the RB fans saying anything about the tires after the race in Bahrain. You tried, you failed, deal with it.

Alex - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 4:39 PM

Not true AMG. Vettel was undercut by Ferrari's strategy with that 1st pitstop and after that he had to preserve tyres so could not race. Most of the drivers faced the same problem, so not much racing anyway.

At least in Bahrain there were some interesting racing going on.

Anyway, glad Massa and Kimi finished on the podium.

AMG - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 4:50 PM

@Alex it doesn't make sense to keep going 3 or 4 more laps when Alonso stopped and he was going more than 2 seconds slower if he wasn't trying to make 3 stops to make up the time he was losing for stopping later.

Chief - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 4:54 PM

Kimi wins in Australia -- wow, new tyres are great, some good racing, evens up the field, we are set for a great season
Alonso wins in China -- tyres are ruining the spectacle
Vettel wins in Bahrain -- this is not racing, this is tyre conseving... those who actually race suffer blah blah
Alonso wins in Spain -- pierlli should be kicked out of f1 etc...

I know that Kimi is a far more likeable driver than Alonso or Vettel.... but why is it that people say the tyres ruin the racing only when a driver they don't like wins?

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