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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Dave - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:51 PM

Three weeks we had to wait for what was, for fans of British drivers, almost a total washout. Why does it take F1 three days to get what is ultimately a 90 minute event done? Only test match cricket moves slower. IMO they should drop the absurd dedicated test day that's appended to each race, make it a two day weekend, and then race weekly in blocks of about four races. At least then it wouldn't be so disappointing when e.g. your man crashes out on the first lap, or something of that nature.

Anonymous - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:53 PM

How can somebody say that Kimi Raikkonen is a top driver?

I respect Kimi but he lost it a long time ago in a certain French grand prix and never got it back, Lotus is probably the best car all around, they just need to put someone like Alonso or Vettel behind the wheel and bye, bye everyone. Anyway you will realize that once he switches teams.

Dave - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:57 PM

I agree with the above. I watched Kimi closely today, and he made a lot of mistakes e.g. trying to get past Vettel, and ended up costing himself a lot of time. This is not the first time I've seen him drive like this. I also find Di Resta's (another driver people on here seem to rave about) extreme tentativeness very annoying. There are a lot of drivers on the grid that would have had 6th today instead of creeping around behind an ailing Rosberg.

Jim Clausen

May 12, 2013 8:13 PM

Evidently, a lot of you did not see the same race I saw at Catalunya today. Also, there must have been two Kimi Raikkonen's driving for Lotus. The one I saw made a masterful pass on Vettel and finished second in the race, behind an alien named Alonso.

From those of you who thought this was a boring race, I suggest you would be more suited to watching Nascar.

NigolT

May 13, 2013 5:22 AM

I think this is a perfect example of "Corporate Racing", much like "Corporate Rock", and "Corporate Motogp" and "Corporate Nascar", and "Corporate NBA", etc.... you get the idea LMFAO!!!

redbull speaking - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 7:03 AM

the whole 66 laps were like a safety car period, the only difference was an f1 car was doing the safety car job. the penalty of overtaking or racing is just you lose your tyres. where is the logic of racing? And pirelli can't complain that redbull needs a tyre to suit their car any more. what about merc. they need tyres to convert poles to victories. what about williams and the rest. they all need tyres to race. all engineers constructed those cars to race. not to nurse tyres. shame is not even the right word for f1.

DreadUK - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 9:08 AM

Appalling fiasco disguised as an F1 race. Hamilton said it all "Well, I can't drive any slower"!

The sport has, as usual, gone from bad to worse. 4 pit stops per car, it's a wonder there was only one pit lane accident. The idea of stopping refuelling was for safety reasons, no one can say this many pit stops in a race is safe quite apart from the number of wheels falling off, its happening too frequently.

I turned over and watched World Superbikes, 4 riders shoulder to shoulder at 200 MPH! Then Sam Lowes in the 600 supersports performing miracles!

I have watched F1 for nearly 50 years but between the dreadful spectacle and the BBC's betrayal of the licence payer, I only watch it if there is nothing else on........Eastenders is more entertaining for Pete's sake!

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