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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i like green - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:03 PM

AMG,s post sums up F1 for me, and i,m not singling him out. Heres how i remember racing. All the drivers get in their cars, the lights go out, they all go flat out and the first one past the flag is the winner. This circus has become so contrived with tyre stops,kers, drs and all the other rubbish, that even the commentators cant follow it. If you need all these things to inject some "excitement" perhaps it shouldn,t exist at all.

Mikey - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:05 PM

Alonso drove amazing today as did Kimi and Massa the atmosphere from the crowd as well.

This hole tire stuff is pointless argument. Pirelli also are the only tyre choice in wsbk's and bsb and their racing is great which would suggest the officials are forcing Pirelli to make a tyre that is crap not Pirelli themselves. At the end of the day their contracted by F1 to supply a tyre if it was Dunlop or Bridgestone that supplied F1 only you'd see a very similar race no matter how many pits stop its the teams problem to work around the tyre not Pirelli to make a tyre work for all the cars.

AMG - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:08 PM

@Chief you're wrong. Nobody said anything about tires after Bahrain. Vettel dominated the race from start to finish because he's the best and most people congratulated Perez for passing Alonso and Button. Only a few paid attention to Kimi who started 9th and finished 2nd and it was probably his best race this year.

tom - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:30 PM

kimi did not seem to be driving the lotus to it's max, in order to do a three stop he was lifting at almost every bloody corner. great tire mgmt. but makes for crap racing. still a good result for kimi. this race would have ended much differently had it not been for tire wear! good tires=great racing. fantastic win for alonso. what the hell did they put in his fuel tank? he was very fast .bravo

prof-x - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:58 PM

I had it pretty much figured out after 15 minutes after tuning in midway through the race, kind of lame to see tires dictating finishing results, but hey, thats what the
'control' tire is there for, to keep things interesting so the commentators can keep 'the prestige' and the fans dont pay attention to their 'pledge' while their minds are being 'turned' by the tube.

Ber - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:03 PM

I guess a lot of money/research has been spent on all these 'add-ons' (drs, kers, 'tyreology')etc., so it will take sometime for the expenditure to be fully balanced.
So, in the mean time...,

Anonymous - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:33 PM

Some other guy posted as this user earlier. Anyways, I'm not a fan of Alonso, but I was really glad to see the Spanish people happy, as they have to live through the hell that is there economy for the rest of the year. God Bless them all! On to the race. After Vettel and Alonso got past Rosberg, the race nearly put me to sleep. But guys, how can you say Bahrain is the most boring race. HAVE ANY OF YOU WATCHED HUNGARY?! That has to be one of the worst tracks ever created. The damn circuit is one car wide all the way through, and its straights are so short, that drs is nearly meaniningless there. Already planning to get extra sleep on the Sunday of the Hungarian GP.

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